Frank Arnold

Obituary of Frank Douglas Arnold

Frank Arnold, 70, of Buchanan, went home to be with The Lord on Monday, November 23, 2020 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka. He was born on November 30, 1949 to the late Horace and Mildred (Weaks) Arnold in Little Rock, Arkansas. Frank enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps and served his country proudly receiving an honorable discharge. On June 1, 1973 Frank wed D. Lou (Owens) Arnold at a ceremony in Bridgeman. He has owned and operated his own business D & D Builders, formerly D & D Drywall and painting. He was a faithful member of Bethel Apostolic Tabernacle in Buchanan. Frank was a hard worker and making sure things were done correctly was very important to him. While Frank was tough, being a Marine, he also had a very loving side and known to be a jokester. He enjoyed time outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. Frank was an avid reader particularly of old westerns and military mysteries. He enjoyed gardening and excelled at it, even having a photo of the area’s tallest okra plant placed in the newspaper. Frank has been a Chicago Cubs fan most of his life and was ecstatic as he listened to the win the World Series. Most important to Frank was his walk with God and his family. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Robert, James, Wally and Floyd Arnold, Katherine Zarcora and Cathy Moree. Frank is survived by his loving wife Lou Arnold of Buchanan; children, Melanie Zamer of Niles, Barbara Arnold (Phil Neely) of Niles and Sharon Arnold of Edwardsburg; grandchildren, Angela (Samuel Jr.) Hill, Steven Zamer Jr., Dalton Arnold, Colin Neely and Owen Glass all of Niles; his siblings, Dannie Arnold of Galien, Georgie Robbins of Nevada, Barbara Nelson of Buchanan and his step-brother Art (Sue) Hagan of Niles. He will also be missed by his nieces, nephews, and his “un-adopted” children. Memorial contributions may be made in care of Frank’s family. A time of visitation will be held at Bethel Apostolic Tabernacle at 945 Chippewa Street in Buchanan on Sunday, November 29, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. Full Military Honors will be rendered by the U. S. Marine Corps and the American Legion Post 51 on Monday, November 30, 2020 at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Buchanan. In keeping with COVID regulations seating for the service will be limited and all participants must wear a mask and maintain social distancing. Funeral services will be recorded and available at The family is being cared for by Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Niles.
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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday, November 29, 2020
Bethel Apostolic Tabernacle
945 Chippewa Street
Buchanan, Michigan, United States
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