November 29, 1933 ~ September 29, 2021 (age 87)
Married Lucille Cihlar on June 21,1955. Wendell was a graduate of Brandon Consolidated High School. He was U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Era. He retired from truck driving at Land O Lakes in 1996. Wendell was a lifelong member of the 4th Degree – Knights of Columbus. He was a Boy scout leader for his sons. Along with Lucy they Wintered 20+ years at Paradise Park in Pharr, TX and spent their summers at Pathfinder Village in Hinckley MN.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Mary (Klimek) Arndt; father, Ray Arndt; son-in-law, John Hoag; grandsons, Joey Maass and Zachery Hoag; great-granddaughter, Alexis VanHoutan.
Wendell is survived by his wife of 66 years, Lucille; children, Terry Hoag, Jane (Howard) Maass, Dan, Doug (Dawn), Greg and Patti (Mike) VanHoutan; grandchildren, Brett Maass, Josh VanHoutan, Cassie (James) Larson, Stephanie (Scott) Skaalerud, T. J. Hoag, Allison (Steven) Dieltz, Jacob VanHoutan and Emma DeRoo-Arndt; great-grandchildren, Kailey Ginter, Mackenzie VanHoutan, Avery, Caleb, & Gabriel Larson, and Haidyn & Paislee Skaalerud; siblings, Donna Suchy, Vernon (Karen) Arndt, Gery (Bev) Arndt, Dennis (Chris) Arndt and David (Suzanne) Arndt; brother-in-law, Mervin (Jean) Cihlar; sister-in-law, Lorraine (Gary) Goebel; other family and friends.
Mass of Christian burial at 11AM on Thursday, Oct 14, 2021 at Mary Queen of Peace-St. Martin Campus, 21304 Church Ave, Rogers, with visitation beginning at 9:30AM.