MaryAnn Arndt, age 91 of Beardsley, Minnesota, passed away Monday, October 19, 2020, at Essentia Health Holy Trinity Hospital in Graceville, MN.

Visitation for MaryAnn Arndt will be held Friday, October 23, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Holden Lutheran Church. Visitation will continue from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 24, 2020, at Holden Lutheran Church in Beardsley, MN

Funeral services for MaryAnn Grace Arndt will be at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 24, 2020, at Holden Lutheran Church in Beardsley, MN, with Minister Jim Rach officiating. Organist will be Debbie Wentland.

Interment will be in Holden Lutheran Cemetery, Beardsley, MN.

Pallbearers will be Trevor Arndt, Dustin Arndt, Jason Arndt, Jeremy Arndt, Darin Arndt, Brandon Arndt, and Derek Arndt.

While maintaining social distancing guidelines, Bainbridge Funeral Home is now able to gather for visitations and services. The use of face masks by attendees is required. For those who prefer or require continued precautions, a live stream and recording of the service will be available at Bainbridge Funeral Home website.

MaryAnn Grace Vanderpoel was born May 27, 1929, to parents Verl and Goldie (Tesch) Vanderpoel at Tolley, ND. The family moved to Big Stone County when MaryAnn was two years old and lived on a farm. MaryAnn attended country school and graduated from Ortonville High School. MaryAnn met Marvin Arndt on a blind date and the couple was married four months later. Her father was not very happy at first as she was still attending college at St. Cloud and home on the weekend working on the farm milking cows by hand. She was united in marriage to Marvin on February 19, 1948 at the Methodist Church in Clinton, MN. To this union three sons were born. MaryAnn helped on the farm, loved to fish and loved “family get togethers”.

The couple resided in Foster Township where Marvin farmed. As the children grew MaryAnn worked as a dietician at the Graceville Hospital and at the Graceville Liquor Store. She later worked at Mallard Point, Carlson’s Café, the Beardsley Liquor Store and Bobby Jo’s Café. MaryAnn taught Sunday School and was secretary at Holden Lutheran Church in Beardsley. She enjoyed their cabin on Big Stone Lake where she loved to fish and watch her grandchildren swim. MaryAnn and Marvin enjoyed traveling with trips to Hawaii, Florida, Arizona and Alaska. Marvin was a talented accordion and harmonica player. They would often entertain at the farm or cabin and Marvin and his brothers would provide the music. MaryAnn loved very much when her family would get together. Marvin passed away May 31, 2002.

MaryAnn is survived by three sons: Myron Arndt of Chokio, MN, Gary (Donna) Arndt of Beardsley, MN, and Maynard (Beth) Arndt of Graceville, MN; twelve grandchildren: Trevor Arndt of Sunburg, MN, Shauna (Lonnie) Stokes of Cushing, MN, Jordan Tonya Arndt of Willmar, MN, Derek Arndt of Sioux Falls, SD, Stacey Kotek of Wheaton, MN, Dustin (Tonya) Arndt of Preston, MN, Nicole (Chris) Hansen of Browns Valley, MN, Darin (Jen) of Beardsley, MN, Jackie Arndt of Spicer, MN, Jason (Jackie) Arndt of Graceville, MN, Jeremy (Kelly) Arndt of Clinton, MN, and Brandon Arndt of Morton, MN;  twenty-three great-grandchildren; sister: Terri (Raleigh) Davis of Elgin, MN; sisters-in-law: Gladys Paulson of Ortonville, MN, Flordeen Drewelow of Graceville, MN, Lois Arndt of Alexandria, MN, Marlene Rau of St. Cloud, MN; and daughter-in-law: Sandy Stotesbury of Henning:, MN.

MaryAnn was preceded in death by husband: Marvin; parents: sister: Dorothy Rosolack; and nephew: Steven Rosolack.

Arrangements are with Bainbridge Funeral Home of Wheaton, MN.


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