He served in the Army during World War II. He served as financial director to the Catholic Order of Foresters. He and Chris moved to Wauchula, Fla. after retiring from Prentice Products. He was a longtime member of St. John the Baptist Church, Fort Wayne and St. Michaels, Wauchula.
He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Christine (Reinhart); children, Carol (Paul) Spicer of Fort Wayne, Michael (Pamela) Arend of Paulding, Ohio, Susan (Michael) Baxter of Cape Coral, Fla., Larry Arend of Churubusco, Diane Eckert of Indianapolis, Sandra (Arthur) Silva of Cape Coral, Fla., Rose (Scott) Bock of Odessa, Fla., Denise (Steve) Simshauser of Penn Yan, N.Y., Timothy (Melynda) Arend of Churubusco and Michelle Prowant of Columbus, Ind.; 22 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Dennis Arend.
Funeral service is 10 a.m. Saturday, October 2, 2010, at St. John Baptist Church, 4500 Fairfield Ave., Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Calling also from 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, September 1, 2010, at Tom Mungovan Funeral Home, 2221 S. Calhoun St., Ft. Wayne on Friday, October 1, 2010.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.