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“My deepest sympathy for you and your family at this time of sorrow. Andy was a great man and a great family person. I had a lot of good memories...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Mike, Michelle & Abby Godden - IA

“Deepest sympathy to Andy's family. I am a second cousin. My mother and Andy's grandmother, Birdie were sisters. I had lost track of family as the...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Carol Pflughaupt - Central City, IA

“I wish I had some words of wisdom to share that would help with this loss. I don't...all I can say is may you find peace in knowing he is free from...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Debbie Rumbaugh - Omaha, NE

“Mary and familyI am so sorry for your loss. Can't imagine how you feel. He was a very kind guy. ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Leia Johnsen - Woodbine, IA

“You will be missed I'll never forget your stories and how you were so great with the kids i will forever cherish the memories i have of you ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Dawn Bolton - Underwood, IA

“Mary and family - We extend our sincere condolences at this difficult time.Bill & Diana HutchesongTcu7gT ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Bill Hutcheson - Woodbine, IA

“My thoughts and prayers are with Mary and the rest of Andy's family. Andy's mother was my first cousin. I have fond memories of his family coming to...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Ardis Lagerquist (Eibey) - OH

“Our deepest sympathy to Andy's family. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Dale & Donna Stine - Dalton

“My thoughts and prayers are going out to you Mary and your family. Andy was a great guy ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Heather Pesci - Cleveland, OH

“My thoughts and prayers go out to Andy's family. Andy will surely be missed by many. I remember working with Andy in Peoria, Illinois, with Martin...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Lynda Ogden - Omaha, NE - Friend

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Andrew (Andy) Kevin Arndt was born January 13, 1962, in Janesville, Wisconsin to Bonnie (Barthel) and Donald Arndt. He also lived in Madison and Phelps, Wisconsin before he and his father moved to Honey Creek, Iowa. He started his freshman year and then graduated from Missouri Valley High School, Missouri Valley, Iowa in 1980. Andy married Mary (Kuhlman) Bolton on July 27, 1995, in Las Vegas, Nevada. In December of 1998 Andy graduated from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy (Class of 166). He honorably served the Woodbine and surrounding communities as the Chief of Police, with a deep-seeded passion for investigation. He also enjoyed serving the law enforcement community as a fire arms instructor. Prior to his law enforcement career, Andy worked at U-Haul, Martin Luther Homes, was a self-employed entrepreneur through Arndt Interiors Carpet Cleaning and property management. He started the Loess Hills Archery Club with his wife Mary and Jeremy Dunn. He was also a skilled gun smith; a craft he took great joy and pride in sharing with others.

Andy loved hunting and fishing, especially his bear and wolf hunting trip to Canada. He also loved spending time with family, friends and the love of his life, Mary. Andy was known for living his life by the Golden Rule, and many Andy-isms such as 'The Black-Hole Theory' and 'You're either part of the problem or part of the solution.'

Andy passed away unexpectedly in Woodbine on June 13, 2017, at the age of 55 years and five months.

Andy was preceded in death by his mother, Bonnie Landgraf. He is survived by his wife, Mary Arndt of Woodbine, IA; father, Donald (Jan) Arndt of Elk River, MN; children, Austin Arndt (special friend Melanie Cox) of Atlantic, IA, Aubrey (Fred) Schuler of Atlantic, IA; Brian Bolton of Dunlap, IA, Jamie (Will) Thomsen of Sioux Rapids, IA, Brandon Bolton of Woodbine, IA; nine loved grandchildren; siblings, Amy (Mike) Foley of Portage, WI, Andrea (Tony) Fabian of Madison, WI; and many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.