Roger ‘Pete’ Arnold
BRIGHTON — Roger “Pete” Arnold, 86, of Brighton, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in the Washington County Hospital in Washington.
A funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 20, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in East Pleasant Plain with the Rev. Robert Striegel officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Brighton. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the church, followed by Prayers for a Christian Wake at 5 p.m. Memorials for the Hospice of Washington County or the Brighton Volunteer First Responders may be left at the church or mailed to the family at 305 West Fountain, Brighton, IA 52540. Gould Funeral Home in Brighton is in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Arnold was born Oct. 3, 1927, in Brighton, the son of Floyd and Jael (Luellen) Arnold. He married Pearl Kasylda Lamansky on June 1, 1949, at St. Joseph Church in East Pleasant Plain.
He graduated from Brighton High School in 1945. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, worked for the United States Postal Service for 44 years, at Hy-Vee Garden Center in Washington for six years, and at Popejoy’s DX in Brighton. He was a carpenter; a drummer in “big band” groups and other bands for 26 years; worked as a referee and umpire for high school and college baseball, basketball and football games; and was a loyal Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears fan.
Surviving are his wife; one son, William Arnold and wife Nancy of Harrisburg, Neb.; two daughters, Sally Ogden and husband Terry of Watkins, Colo., and Mary Arnold of Castle Rock, Colo.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Robert, and Thomas; and one brother, Richard.