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James Robert Arnt

February 18, 1948 August 19, 2016
James Robert Arnt
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Jim Arnt was born to Henrietta and James Arnt on February 18, 1948 in Tracy, MN. He graduated from Tracy High School in 1966 and enlisted in the United States Navy. After discharging from the Navy in 1969 for family reasons, Jim began flight training in Tracy, MN. He continued as a flight instructor and moved to Florida to learn more about aerial spraying. In 1972, Jim founded Arnt Aerial Spraying in Worthington, MN with the help of his dear friend, Bill Miller. Pat Uttech was united with Jim in marriage on May 28, 1995 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Worthington, MN. His business prospered for 44 years until he passed away on August 19, 2016 at the age of 68. Over the years, Jim logged over 16,000 hours of flight. Jim was an active member of St. Matthew Lutheran church where he served as an elder for many years. Jim devoted his life to his family and treasured flying for over 45 years.
Many who met Jim witnessed his integrity and honesty. In every avenue of his life, he daily asked God for wisdom and strength to make the right choices for his business and family. He was truly a gift from God. He always was positive that God was his copilot and took control many times to watch over him. Now, we can be assured the two best pilots are flying high together in heaven. We are selfish and want his physical body here on earth but his spirit has written on all our hearts and we take that and make this world a better place by his request. May all glory be given to God for his wonderful life and may God rest his soul in eternity forever. Blessed be his memory. Amen.
Grateful for having shared his life with him are his mother, Henrietta Arnt of Tracy, MN; his wife, Pat Arnt of Worthington, MN; 6 children, Brittany Baerenwald of Colorado Springs, CO, Tabitha Baerenwald of Fulda, MN, Jessica, JR, Autumn and Faith Arnt of Worthington, MN; his granddaughter, Violet; his 6 sisters Lynn (Gene) Teufert, JoAnn (Ed) Assad, Barb Arnt, Ellen (Paul) Malone, Ann (Darriel) Boerboom, Loretta (Harry) Algyer and his one brother Jay (Jeanine) Arnt.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Arnt, brother, Jon Arnt and sister, Jean Arnt.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church with Pastor Mark Schreiber officiating. Burial with military honors will be at the Worthington Cemetery. Casket bearers are Jay Arnt, Paul Malone, Darriel Boerboom, Harry Algyer, Ed Assad and John Penning. Honorary casket bearers are Bill Miller and Gene Teufert.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, August 22, 2016 at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington and will continue from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Matthew Lutheran Church.

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Visitation

Monday

22

Aug

5:00 PM 8/22/2016 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 8/22/2016 8:00:00 PM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Service

Tuesday

23

Aug

10:30 AM 8/23/2016 10:30:00 AM
St. Matthew Lutheran Church

1505 Dover Street
Worthington, MN 56187

St. Matthew Lutheran Church
1505 Dover Street Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Worthington Cemetery Final Resting Place

Nobles St
Worthington, MN 56187

Nobles St Worthington 56187 MN
United States
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