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Elmer W. Arnos

Elmer W. Arnos, 86, of Defi- ance, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, at Community Hospitals & Wellness Centers-Bryan.

He was born March 17, 1924 in Adams Twp, Defiance County, Ohio to the late Fred and Frieda (Wesche) Arnos. On Nov. 26, 1950, he married Margaret (Henry) Arnos, who survives.

Elmer worked on the family farm from a young boy, and later with his sons. He was a life member of St. John Lutheran Church, St. Rt. 6 & 66 Ridgeville Twp. He was a former church trustee, deacon, and elder of the church.

He was a US Air force veteran serving from 1943 to 1945.

He is also survived by his children, Jane (Jack) Retcher of Napoleon, Richard Arnos and Roger Arnos both of Defi- ance, three grandchildren and six great grandchildren, and brothers, Paul Arnos of Stryker and John (Doris) Arnos of Ridgeville Corners.

He was preceded in death by a daughter Karen.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 11 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church at St. Rt. 6 and 66, Ridgeville Twp., with Pastor Dale Kern officiating.

Interment was held at the church cemetery.

The Rodenberger Funeral Home in Napoleon was entrusted with the arrangements.

The family suggests memorials to St. John Lutheran Church Building Fund or to a charity of the donors choice.

Online condolences may be made at www.rodenbergerfun

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