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Roger Arndt

January 18, 1952 — April 23, 2024

Roger Allen Arndt was born to George and Ruth Arndt, in Winona, MN on January 18, 1952 and met his creator on April 23, 2024 after a brief, courageous battle with cancer. After graduation from Winona Senior High School in 1970, he studied auto mechanics at Winona Technical School graduating in 1972. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army serving in Germany as a hawk missile crewman. Returning to Minnesota, he was in reserves and then volunteering with the National Guard as a mechanic. In 1978, he married Christine (Kris) Norton. They later divorced. Roger was employed many years by Whetstone Towing and then Yellow Cab of Winona as their mechanic. His specialty was electronic and he kept his skills current with continuing education courses. He also did mechanic work for friends and family on his own time. Many will remember Roger as an honest, hardworking mechanic and friend. He was a member of the American Legion in Houston, MN.

Survived by brother Dick(Mary), sister Cheryl(Darwin), nieces Julie(Seth)and Barb(Cliff), nephew Rich(Aune) and numerous great nieces, great nephews, cousins, special friends Jim/Mary, Lisa, Ronnie, Cheryl Boo and numerous other friends. Preceded in death by his parents, ex-wife Kris, great nephew Kyle, many uncles and aunts and his beloved dog Fred.

Burial will take place at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Preston, MN with full military honors on Thursday, May 2, 2024 at 11am. Celebration of Life will be at the American Legion in Houston, MN following the burial.

Memorials may be sent to H.A.C.S. in Houston, MN (PO Box 75, Houston,  MN 55943).

Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, May 2, 2024

11:00 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery - Preston

715 US-52, Preston, MN 55965

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Celebration of Life

Thursday, May 2, 2024

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

Houston American Legion

121 S Grant St, Houston, MN 55943

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