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Arnold John Berndt

July 9, 1924 — March 11, 2011

Rev. Bill Van Gerpen
Rev. Mike Boyle
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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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Saturday, November 5, 2011

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