James P. Arnoldy, 91 of Wabasha, passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Nursing Home, Wabasha.
James Peter was born August 18, 1928, to Theodore and Margaret (Maus) Arnoldy, in Rollingstone, MN. He graduated from Holy Trinity High School, Rollingstone. On January 15, 1955, he married Johanna M. Gullickson and together they raised three children: Gilbert, Mary Ann and Jane.
He was a member of St. Felix Catholic Church, Wabasha; the Wabasha American Legion Post #50 and Burkhardt-Roemer VFW Post #4086. He taught some evening classes at Winona Vo Tech for a few years and was the chief engineer at St. Elizabeth Hospital for 29 years. He was the past president of NAPE and served on the Wabasha Street Commission and Wabasha City Council. He honorably served in the US Army during the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife Johanna; three children: Gilbert (Carol) Arnoldy, Mary Ann (Jim) Barton, and Jane Haas; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters: Pat Cieminski and Eileen Gamble.
Funeral Mass will be 11:30 a.m. Monday, February 10, 2020, at St Felix Catholic Church, Wabasha, with Reverend Father Gregory Parrott officiating. Military rites will be provided at the church by the Wabasha American Legion Post #50, the Burkhardt-Roemer VFW Post #4086 and the MNARNG Honor Guard. Interment will be at St. Felix Cemetery, Wabasha.
Honorary bearers will be Jesse Barton, Jarod Barton, Justin Barton, Jeremy Glarner, and Kevin Arnoldy
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, February 9, 2020, at Abbott Funeral Home, Wabasha and the parish prayers will be at the end of the visitation. The visitation will continue at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church.
Services entrusted to Abbott Funeral Home & Crematory, Wabasha, MN. Words of sympathy or remembrance may be left atwww.abbottfh.com
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