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Paul W Arndt

February 24, 1956 — September 22, 2021

Paul Arndt, 65, of Alda died September 22, 2021, as the result of an accident. A celebration of life will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, September 30, 2021, at the Alda Community Center. Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation. Online condolences may be directed to

Paul was born on February 24, 1956, in Bismarck, ND to Erhart and Dorothy (Kastner) Arndt. He grew up in Grand Island, graduating from Grand Island High School in 1974. He then attended Central Community College earning a degree in advance industrial technology.

In 1978, Paul was united in marriage to Cindy Gilbert at the Methodist Church in Grand Island. The couple lived in Alda. Paul began teaching advanced industrial technology at CCC for 20 years. He was currently parts manager at Hansen International Truck for 46 years.

Paul enjoyed working with his hands. He liked woodworking and metalworking. He spent much of his free time building and remodeling his home. He also like to build and flew model planes, along with full-sized planes. He was a member of the NRA and the Grand Island gun club. Paul enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. They were the light of his life.

Paul is survived by his wife, Cindy of Alda; son, Casey (Amanda) Arndt of Alda; grandchildren: Sarina, Desi, and Raylon Smith, Kyle, Ruby, Roxy, and Holly Arndt; siblings: Ronald Arndt of Aurora, NE, Daniel (Lisa) Arndt of Des Moines, IA, Kathleen (Tom) Martin of Grimes, IA, Carolyn (Von) Lutz of Grand Island, NE, Kenneth (Michelle) Arndt of Austin, TX, Gary (Tracy) Arndt of Grand Island, NE; brothers-in-law: Rick (Bev) Gilbert of Boelus, NE, and Tony Homolka of Henderson, NE.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Ashley Smith; granddaughter, and Delilah Smith.

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