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Arnold "Arnie" Eichstadt

Arnold "Arnie" Eichstadt

Arnold "Arnie" Eichstadt, 88 of Bemidji died Tuesday, January 21, 2014 after a 2 year battle with cancer. Funeral Services will be 11:00 am Friday, January 24, 2014 at the Cease Family Funeral Home in Bemidji, MN with Pastor Kent Dudley officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be at the St. Marks Cemetery in Frohn Township, MN.

He was born October 31, 1925 in Bemidji, MN the son of Emil and Minnie (Radi) Eichstadt. He married Verna Mae Schroth January 12, 1946 in Bemidji. He was a self-employed farmer, logger and drove truck for many years; the last 20 years driving for his son Mike. He never retired, he was still farming up until September of 2013. He and his wife were life long members of Trinity Lutheran Church. He enjoyed hunting and being with his family.

He is survived by his daughters: Linda (Larry) Miller of Bemidji and Judy (John) Larson of Bemidji; sons: Jim (Laura) Eichstadt of Bemidji and Mike (Patty) Eichstadt of Bemidji; 5 grandchildren: John Larson, Laurie Dickinson, Dan Eichstadt, Shannon Larson and Eric Eichstadt; 7 great grandchildren: Cole and Cameron Clark, Madison Eichstadt, Bryan Larson, Dylan, Gavyn and Shayn Dickinson; sister: Helen Johnson of Bemidji; brothers-in-law: Art Kaasa of Bemidji and Larry Schroth of Deer River. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, 3 brothers Benny, Walter and Reinhold and 2 sisters Norma and Erma.

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