James “Jim” Arnold, 81, of Garner died Sunday, November 28, 2021 at Clarion Wellness and Rehab.
A memorial visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m., Friday, December 3, 2021 at Cataldo Funeral Chapel, 160 E. 4th St., in Garner. A flag presentation ceremony will be conducted by the Garner Veterans Ceremonial Unit at 6 p.m.
Memorials may be directed to Lions Club International.
James Gray Arnold, the son of John and Essie (Gray) Arnold, was born June 4, 1940 in Colfax, Louisiana. He graduated from Dry Prong High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Following his honorable discharge, he returned to Louisiana and began working as a maintenance superintendent for Farmland Industries. In 1988, he moved to Garner and continued in his position with Farmland Industries until his retirement. On April 25, 1992 he married Linda Divan Kollasch at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and taking photos. He was an active member of the Garner Lions Club.
Jim is survived by his wife, Linda, of Garner; two children, Dale (Anabella) Arnold of Johnston, RI and Karen (Whitney) Miguez of Duson, Louisiana; stepson, Michael (Kirstin) Kollasch of Cary, IL; three grandchildren, Cassidy Arnold, Kaitlyn Crain and Ella Krotz; his mother-in-law, Darlene Divan of Forest City; sister-in-law, Carolyn (Robert) Sunde of Forest City; and brother-in-law, Alan (Pamela) Divan of Vinje.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, DeWayne Arnold; and two brothers, Howard and Billy Arnold.
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