Obituaries

top banner

Obituary Listings

Joseph D. Arnold

July 23, 1980 October 26, 2020
Joseph D. Arnold
There are condolences waiting approval on Joseph's Tribute wall

Plant a tree in memory of Joseph

An environmentally friendly option
Obituary for Joseph D. Arnold

Joseph D. Arnold, 40, of Peoria passed away unexpectedly on Monday, October 26, 2020 at his home.

Born on July 23, 1980 to Mary C. (Sullivan) Arnold and Dan L. Arnold of Peoria. He worked at Caterpillar as an assembler but was most known for his excellence in interior and exterior painting all while never using a drop cloth and still wearing his watch.

He was a loving son, dedicated father, dependable brother, and a loyal friend.

Surviving are his two beautiful daughters, 10 year old Jozalynn and 4 year old Nora both of Peoria; two brothers, Jim Arnold of Chandler, AZ, and Jason (Danielle and niece Alora) Arnold of Peoria; many aunts and uncles, Margaret (Chuck) Walter of The Villiages, FL, Pat (Lark) Sullivan of Peoria, Susie Blasek of Peoria, Tracy (John) Meisinger of Edwards, Becky (John) Blasek of Peoria, Colleen (Dave) DeFord of Chillicothe, Dodie (Steve) Gomer of Peoria, Maureen (Brice) Baumgarten of Peoria, Ron (Judie) Arnold of Metamora, and Dennis (Vicki) Arnold of Peoria; and a surprising amount of cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Colleen and Tom Sullivan and fraternal grandparents Les and Dorothy Arnold, his uncle Mike “Sully” Sullivan, and his aunt Judy Worley.

Anyone who knew Joe knew that his whole world revolved around his daughters who absolutely adored him and will cherish his memory forever. Joe could brighten up a room with just a smile and his contagious laugh and not to mention those unforgettable blue eyes.

He loved to go camping and fishing whenever he could and was an avid golfer. Joe was a die-hard Bears fan and never missed a game. He was always playing music and loved to dance, especially at weddings. Joe was extremely proud of his Irish heritage and made sure that everyone knew it. He will always be remembered as kind, gentle, and fun to be around. Joe’s life will live on through all of those who loved him and by cherishing the joyful memories he created.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7pm on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at St. Thomas Catholic Church with a rosary service at 4:15pm.

Funeral Mass will be held at St. Thomas Catholic Church on Friday, November 6, 2020 at 10am with a half hour prior visitation. Monsignor Jason Gray will officiate and burial of ashes will be held at a later date with a private graveside service at Lutheran Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Joe’s memory may be made to an education fund for his daughters at CEFCU, In care of Dan or Mary Arnold, FBO Daughters of Joseph Arnold.

Friends may sign the online guestbook or leave condolences by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com

Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

5

Nov

5:00 PM 11/5/2020 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 11/5/2020 7:00:00 PM
St. Thomas Catholic Church

904 E Lake Ave
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

St. Thomas Catholic Church
904 E Lake Ave Peoria Heights 61616 IL
United States

Visitation

Friday

6

Nov

9:30 AM 11/6/2020 9:30:00 AM - 10:00 AM 11/6/2020 10:00:00 AM
St. Thomas Catholic Church

904 E Lake Ave
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

St. Thomas Catholic Church
904 E Lake Ave Peoria Heights 61616 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Friday

6

Nov

10:00 AM 11/6/2020 10:00:00 AM
St. Thomas Catholic Church

904 E Lake Ave
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

St. Thomas Catholic Church
904 E Lake Ave Peoria Heights 61616 IL
United States
Albums

Create new album
 
Subscribe To Obituaries


alt

We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
Loading...