Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Clayton "Tod" G. Arndt
Service: September 5, 2012
Clayton "Tod" G. Arndt
Clayton "Tod" G. Arndt, age 86, of Watertown, passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2012, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.
Clayton Grover Arndt was born on May 9, 1926 in Watertown, the son of Grover and Viola (Holden) Arndt. Clayton was part of the 1944 class at Watertown High School before receiving a Business Administration degree from the Spencerian College in Milwaukee. He was a Marine during WWII, and was awarded the purple heart for an injury he sustained while on Okinawa. Clayton married the former Joan Wilke on January 6, 1951 at St. Mark's Lutheran Church. He worked with his father at the Rocket Gas Station in Watertown. He was an agent for the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad Company. Tod was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Watertown Moose Club, Izaak Walton League, and a past member of VFW #7852. He received the prestigious Judge John W. Tobin Appreciation Award twice, in 1986 and 1999, for his work with the Izaak Walton League . He loved spending time with his family. Tod enjoyed fishing, golfing, hunting. He also enjoyed going to the casino with friends and loved dogs.
Clayton is survived by four daughters, Linda (Richard Urban) Arndt of Rhinelander, Ann (Peter) VanCalcar of Thorp, Sally (Thomas) Toepfer of Washburn, and Diane Arndt of Cadott; four grandchildren, Dr. Sara VanCalcar, Eric VanCalcar, Clayton Toepfer, and Alison Toepfer; as well as nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Clayton was preceded in death by his parents, wife Joan, on April 2, 1997; two brothers, Wayne Arndt and a brother in infancy; and a sister Gale Miller.
A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 11 a.m. at St. Mark's Lutheran Church with Rev. Michael Jensen officiating. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial and Military Graveside rites will take place at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorials to go to the American Cancer Society or to the charity of one's choice.
The Hafemeister Funeral Home of Watertown is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
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