Kenneth Arnoldi went to his eternal home on Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022, surrounded by his family, at the age of 86.
Visitation will be on Friday, April 22, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home in Lamberton and will continue on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at the St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Lamberton.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Lamberton on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 10:30 a.m.
The clergy will be Father Phil Schotzko.
Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Lamberton, MN. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.
Kenneth Sylvester Arnoldi was born on June 28, 1935 to George and Ardell (Wilson) Arnoldi in Sanborn, MN. After graduating from Lamberton High School in 1953, Ken served in the Marines until 1957 when he was honorably discharged. On June 18, 1960, Ken was united in marriage to Mary Ann Sturm at St. Raphael Catholic Church in Springfield. The couple made their home in Lamberton where Ken worked at a trailer repair shop. He then worked as a salesman for Wilson Trailer for over 30 years, retiring in 2000. Ken was a member of the Lamberton American Legion and served as the Legion Commander for 5 years, a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church where he served on the parish council, and as a usher and an Eucharistic Minister, a member of the Lion's Club, and also served on the Lamberton school board. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, hunting, watching the Minnesota sports teams, attending his children and grandchildren's activities and games, and having coffee with the guys at the C-Store in Lamberton and golf course in Springfield.
He is survived by his wife Mary Ann of Springfield; children - Jodi (Lindsay) Kohrs of Mankato, Douglas (Jody) Arnoldi of Parker, CO, Amy (Angelo) Kusber of Savage, and Paul (Lisa) Arnoldi of Springfield; 9 grandchildren - Carli Arnoldi Menigoz (Andrew), Drew Arnoldi, Victoria Kusber, Joeli Arnoldi Kretsch (Christopher), Haley Kohrs, Hannah Arnoldi, Dane Kusber, Andrew Kohrs, and Nora Kusber; 1 great grandchild - Graham Kretsch; and brothers - Gary Arnoldi of Lamberton, Steve (Kathy) Arnoldi of West St. Paul, and Danny (Marian) Arnoldi of Northfield. Ken was preceded in death by his parents; sisters - Patricia Arnoldi and Donna Dudgeon.