Rene P. Arnold, 70, of Cavalier, ND passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at the Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, ND. surrounded by his loving family. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, November 4, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Brigid of Ireland Catholic Church, Cavalier, ND. Visitation will be held Sunday, November 3rd from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a 5:00 vigil service at the church. Burial will be held in the Hillside Cemetery, Walhalla, ND. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to Faith in Action or the Pembina County Memorials Hospital Foundation.
Rene P. Arnold was born May 20, 1949 in Grafton, ND. to Raymond and Delima Arnold. He grew up and attended school in Cavalier, ND with his four siblings, Jeannie, Joe, Bob, and twin brother, Romaine.
He enlisted in the US Navy in 1968, serving his country with valor for four years. He was trained both as a fireman and boiler operator at Fort Lee, Virginia.
On April 22, 1978 he married Mildred Arnold in St. Paul, MN. They lived in Champlain, MN until 1983, when they moved back to Cavalier, ND. They lived in rural Backoo, ND where they had many adventures and made lasting memories with family and friends. Rene was employed by the Pembina County Memorial Hospital in Cavalier as a boiler operator for 30 plus years.
Rene was a kind, gentle hearted person who enjoyed hunting, the great outdoors, muzzleloader hunting, making knives, leather working, old movies especially Westerns, old music and spending time with family celebrating birthdays and holidays. His kind smile and sense of humor were just a few of his many gifts.
Rene is survived by a daughter, Sue (Clair) Longtin, Cavalier, ND; daughter-in-law, Joanne Hughes, Grand Forks, ND; son-in-law, Dick LeTexier, Cavalier, ND; sisters-in-law: Ellen Arnold, Grafton, ND and Linda Arnold, Minneapolis, MN; grandchildren: Marvin (Angela) Longtin, Cavalier, ND, Mike (Candis) Longtin, Devils Lake, ND, John (Lisa) Longtin, Umatilla, FL; Rick (Jill) Amundson, Baudette, MN, Pam Amundson LeTexier, East Grand Forks, MN. Cindy (Dave) Oldakowski, Ham Lake, MN, Jason (Stacy) Amundson, East Grand Forks, MN, Patty Amundson, Baudette, MN; James Hughes and Jeremy Hughes both of Roseau, MN and Jeanette (Nate) Wald, East Grand Forks, MN; 23 great-grandchildren; 12 great great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents; wife of 35 years, who passed away October 22, 2013, Mildred Arnold; son, Jim Hughes; daughter, Patty Amundson LeTexier; son-in-law, Jerry Amundson; grandsons: Mark and Marty Longtin; sister, Jeannie; brothers: Joe, Bob, and twin brother, Romaine.