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Donald L. Arnold

1938 - 2021

Ogden, IL


Donald Arnold age 82, passed March 6th at Carle Hospital. He was born July 1938 at Burnham Hospital in Champaign, IL. He attended Urbana High School, where he married his favorite “Tigerette”, and high school sweetheart Marsha Thrasher. Don and Marsha were married 55 years. They had 4 children; James, Scott, Robin, Curtis and 4 grandchildren; Ashley, Lindsay, Ericka, and Conner.

Don was a very proud veteran who enjoyed horses and his truck “Ole Red”. He competed in football, and wrestling. He enjoyed his sports on TV, GO CUBBIES! He loved summers outdoors and pool side with family. Don worked as an electrician for 30 years, and served in the Army from 1963-1967. You could find Don every Sunday singing with friends at Ogden’s Methodist Church. Don was a talker and never met a stranger. He was a man that appreciated and loved the simple things in life. Don has touched many peoples life’s and will forever be in our hearts.

Don was preceded in death by parents Leo, Jean Arnold, and his son Curtis Arnold (2013).

Graveside service will be held at Grandview Memorial Gardens (4112 W Bloomington Rd. Champaign, IL 61822) at 10am March 11th. In lieu of flowers - donations can be made to American Heart Associations.  Celebration of life at a later date.  Condolences may be offered at

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