Adeline J. Arndt, 85, of Augusta, passed away early Wednesday evening August 8, 2018 with her loving family by her side at the Augusta Health and Rehabilitation.
Adeline Joyce Arndt was born in the Requa area of Garfield Township, rural Osseo on October 16, 1932.
Adeline was the youngest of 5 children born to Ransom and Effie (Hanson) Richards. As a child she was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith at the South Beef River Lutheran Church, rural Osseo. With her siblings she attended Church View Country School. On April 14, 1951, Adeline was united in marriage to Gerald “Gary” Arndt at the parsonage of Grace Lutheran Church in Augusta. Their first home together was in the city of Augusta, where they lived until the late 1960’s when they purchased and moved to their farm just south of Augusta. In the 1980’s they sold their farm and purchased the Arndt family farm just north of Augusta. After Gary passed away on March 14, 2015, Adeline remained in her home until March of 2016, when she entered the SilverLeaf Assisted Living in Augusta. Due to failing health she eventually moved into the nursing home.
Adeline enjoyed her role as wife, mother and homemaker. She always had a large garden, and much to her family’s delight she was a baker extraordinaire. She often helped Gary with the cattle and farming; and always had the coffee on for the two of them as well as for company. If you knew Adeline at all, you knew she was always up for pulling a practical joke on someone that followed with an endearing smile and giggle. For a few years she had worked for Vivian Langworthy at Viv’s Café in Augusta. Over the years she enjoyed her involvement with the Grace Lutheran Ladies Society.
Adeline will be dearly missed by her 4 sons, Randy and Renee Arndt of Altoona, Brad and Tami Arndt of Wheatland, WY, Steve and Sue Arndt of Augusta, Tim Arndt and Denise Gilbertson of Sheridan, WY; 6 grandchildren, Shannon (Carl) Maly, Josh (Alexa) Arndt, Seth (Suzy) Arndt, Andrew (Amy) Arndt, Amanneda Arndt, Hunter Arndt; 5 great grandchildren, Jack, Adrianne, Emma, Lydia and Samuel; in-laws, Eleanore Richards and Dorothy Arndt both of Augusta, Elaine Richards of Eau Claire, Joyce Richards of Altoona, Mark and Maxine Arndt of Pigeon Falls.
In addition to her husband Gerald “Gary”, Adeline was preceded in death by her parents, Ransom and Effie; 3 brothers, Victor Richards on Feb. 17, 2002, Lloyd on Jan. 19, 2007, Lyle Richards of Nov. 28, 2011; and sister Geneva Nogle on Aug. 22, 2001.
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, August 13, 2018 at Grace Lutheran Church in Augusta, with Pastor Jonathan Wessel officiating. Burial was in the East Lawn Cemetery in Augusta. The family was assisted by the Anderson Funeral Home in Augusta.
Online condolences can be left at www.andersonfhaugusta.com.