Wayne I. Arnold, age 69, of East Bethel, Minnesota, died Wednesday, March 11, 2020 following a courageous battle with cancer. Wayne was born April 16, 1950 in Edina, Minnesota, the son of Leander and Murcile (Schneller) Arnold. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy. Following his honorable discharge, he began his career as an assembler specialist with Graco Inc., where he worked for over 40 years. In his free time, Wayne enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family. He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Gayle Arnold; brother-in-law, Glenn Kuehl. He will be deeply missed by his beloved wife, Deborah; daughters, Stacey (Nicodemus) Johnson, Jennifer (Trevor) Buzzell; grandchildren, Sinjin Santellli, Daymond Santelli, Mykia Metty, Kaden Metty, Madison Metty, Seth Johnson, Lilliana Johnson, Gabriella Johnson, Teagan Buzzell, Andy (Rabecka) Ashley; siblings, Leanne Mahoney, Murcile Naumann, Denise (Glen) Ambrosio, Adone Arnold-Kuehl, Kevin (Carolyn) Arnold, Dean (Anastasia Faunce) Arnold; many nieces, nephews, family and friends.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 1:00-3:00 p.m., Sunday, March 15, 2020 at Mattson Funeral Home, 343 North Shore Drive, Forest Lake, Minnesota. Military service will be held at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are preferred to DAV or the Wounded Warrior’s Project.
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