Winona Arndt

Winona Arndt

Winona Arndt, of Antigo, died Friday, April 30, 2021, at home under the care of her family and LeRoyer Hospice. She was 91 years old.

She was born on Dec. 7, 1929, in Antigo, a daughter of Alfred and Opal (Wolf) Berndt. She married Ronald Arndt on Nov. 5, 1951, at St. John Catholic Church in Antigo. He preceded her in death on Jan. 24, 2007.

She was a graduate of Antigo High School with the class of 1948 and for many years she helped organize their class reunions.

She was employed at Weinbrenner Shoe Company factory working in the accounting office and on the floor. For many years, she was a key player in the success her husband’s construction business.

She was a member of St. John Catholic Church and its Christian Mother’s Society. She participated in a bowling league, card club and sewing clubs. She enjoyed reading, knitting, crocheting and painting ceramics with her Tuesday night group.

Survivors include two daughters, Peggy (James) Sailer, Antigo, and Kathy (Carlos) Boyce, La Vergne, Tenn.; two sons, Douglas (Diane) Arndt, Loomis, Calif., and Edward (Brenda) Arndt, Mosinee; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and three sisters-in-law, JoAnn Berndt, Appleton, Beverly Varga-Berndt, Antigo, and Sharon Berndt, Antigo.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Rita Nieuwenhuis, and Gladys (Gene) Kressel; and four brothers, Glenn, Lyle, Lauren (Susan) and Leon Berndt.

The funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, May 6, 2021, at 11 a.m. at St. John Catholic Church with Rev. Charles Hoffmann officiating. Burial will take place in Queen of Peace Cemetery.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday at Bradley Funeral Home and 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. A parish wake service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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