The Free Press, Mankato, MN

March 25, 2013

Merrilyn Ruth Arndt

  Merrilyn Ruth Arndt, age 79, of Mankato, died, March 23, 2013, at Oak Terrace Assisted Living in North Mankato. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 30, 2013, at the First Presbyterian Church in Mankato. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday at Woodland Hills Funeral Home and will continue 1 hour before services at the church. Interment will be at Woodland Hills Memorial Park.

 Merrilyn was born December 21, 1933, in Mankato to Carl and Ruth (Emmler) Leesch. She was a 1952 graduate of Mankato High School. Merrilyn married Frederick Arndt August 2, 1952, in Mankato. She was homemaker and also active in the community. Merrilyn was a lifetime member of the First Presbyterian Church, Women of the Moose and longtime member of the Masonic Lodge/ Eastern Star. Merrilyn enjoyed Hardanger needlework, reading, cards, Bridge Club, helping children in Camp Fire Girls and Boy Scouts.

 Merrilyn is survived by 2 daughters, Ruth (Wade) Kytola and Roxanne Arndt both of Prior Lake; 3 sons, Richard (Lori) Arndt of Mankato, Ronald (Deborah) Arndt of St. Paul and Roy (Stephanie) Arndt of Madison Lake; grandchildren, Jeremy (Monica) Arndt, Jessica Arndt, Doni Jo (Stephen) Comiskey, Thomas Arndt, Kristoffer Robin, Mary Robin, Nicolaus Robin, Stephanie Guidera and Samantha Arndt; great grandchildren, Darby Comiskey, Jacob, Benjamin and Max Arndt, Victoria, Lydia and Evan Slama; sister, Carolyn (Roger) Lovik of North Mankato; 2 nephews, David and Mike Lovik.

 She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Frederick and oldest son Robert.