Frederick Lyle Arnold worked for the Ohio Dept. of Agriculture


Frederick Lyle Arnold, 92, handed away December 31, 2021 at Lima Memorial Health System.  Fred was born May 10, 1929 in Lima to the late Merril and Velma (Yant) Arnold.  On January 18, 1959 he married Pat Marquart Arnold.

Fred graduated from Beaverdam High School and served in the United States Army throughout the Korean Conflict.  Fred was a life-long farmer and worked for the Ohio Department of Agriculture the place he served in lots of positions and had additionally worked for the Ohio Auditor.  He was a member of Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Bluffton.  Fred served on the Allen County Fair Board for 27 years, was a previous president of the Ohio Fair Managers Association, previous board member of the Bluffton School Board, previous president of the Beaverdam Elevator Board and served on the Richland Township Zoning Committee.  He was a member of the Bluffton American Legion #382 and was a thirty second Degree Mason with the Lima Masonic Lodge #205.  Fred loved {golfing}, the Cincinnati Reds and the Ohio State Buckeyes. 

Survivors embody his spouse, Pat Arnold of Cairo; 4 kids, Debby Hilty of Lafayette, Mark (Sherry) Arnold of Mt. Vernon, Ohio, Ann (David) Jones of Beaverdam, Lyle (Emily) Arnold of Peoria, Illinois; eleven grandchildren, Dan (Kim) Hilty, Diane Hilty, Denise McKenzie, Doug (Vicki) Hilty, Melanie (Michael) Cullen, Will (Landra) Houston, Louise Jones, Bob Jones, Paul Pritton, Christopher Pritton, Jacob Arnold; twelve great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren and one on the method.

Fred was preceded in demise by his dad and mom and an toddler son and toddler daughter.   

Services will start at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 8, 2022 at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.  Pastors Paul Sonddy and Jeremy Mann officiating.  Entombment will likely be in Memorial Park Cemetery Mausoleum, Lima.   Visitation will likely be Friday from 4-8:00 p.m. at the funeral house.  

Memorial contributions could also be made to Putnam County Hospice or Bluffton American Legion Post #382.

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