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Avon First Baptist Church
Saturday November 5th, 2011

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Arnold John Berndt

Rev. Bill Van Gerpen
Rev. Mike Boyle
Organist ~ Jean Christenson
Soloist ~ Shelly Dejong
“Amazing Grace”
“In Times Like These”
“What A Friend”
“How Great Thou Art”
Casey Berndt
Travis Berndt
Brian Cihak
Wayne Winckler
Gerald Berndt
Ernie Wurtezer
Arnold John Berndt was born on the family farm on Sunday, September 7, 1924 to John and Edith (Hinzman) Berndt. He attended Avon High School through the 11th grade. On Friday, February 4th, 1944 Arnold and LaVerne Fischer were united in marriage at Danzig Baptist Church in Avon, SD. Arnold had a real talent for farming and it was a job he enjoyed.  He farmed near Avon until 1985 and later retired to Tyndall, SD in 1998. There he worked for the Tyndall Good Samaritan Nursing Home and as a Green Thumb at the Tyndall High School. Arnold passed away on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at the Tyndall Good Samaritan Nursing Home having attained the age of 87 years, 1 month, and 27 days.
Arnold is survived by his wife, LaVerne Berndt of Tyndall, South Dakota; son Gregory (Kim) Berndt of Tyndall, SD; daughter Beth (Bob) Fender of Springfield, SD; brother Clifford (Verna) Berndt of Avon, SD; sisters Sophia (Benard) Winckler of Tyndall, SD, MaryAnn Klocek of Scotland, SD, and Thelma Lind of Vermillion, SD; grandchildren Casey (Erin) Berndt of Winner, SD, Travis (Rachel) Berndt of Tyndall, SD, and Brian Cihak of Tyndall, SD; great-grandchildren Brody, Jacob, and Sam Cihak; and step-great-grandchild Autumn Harris.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Edith Berndt; and brother-in-laws, Richard Lind and Clem Klocek.

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Grandpa Berndt will be missed by everyone. He was an amazing man and always had a smile in his heart for you. Although I haven't seen him for quite a few years he will always be remembered for the loving man, husband, father, and grandfather that I knew him his as. My love to Aunt Kim, Uncle Greg, my cousins, Casey and Travis and their wives and the rest of the family. Thinking of you all and my prayers are with you. Kaylie Winckler

Kaylie Winckler Nov 5 2011 12:05 PM

Just wanted to send you a hug and know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers today.

Jeanine Poulosky Nov 5 2011 7:52 AM

my prays are with you all in this time of need lisa gorman seldon

lisa gorman seldon Nov 4 2011 1:47 PM

My thoughts and prayers to the Berndt family. I worked at the Good Samaritan Center in Hillsboro before I moved. I enjoyed Arnie when I worked there. Kim was my boss and I enjoyed working with her.

Lisa Plummer Nov 4 2011 7:33 AM