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Edward R. Arnett

Ed passed away Saturday, September 15, 2018 at Kairos Dwelling in Kalamazoo.

He was born November 15, 1924 in Salyersville, Kentucky, the son of Gains and Eunice Arnett. Ed enjoyed farming and loved riding his tractor. He liked tending to his 15 acre garden and caring for his animals. In his free time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards, going on picnics with his family and taking trips to the lake.

On December 4, 1942 in Salyersville he married Geraldine Begale who passed away in 2007.

Surviving are his children, Thelma Hawley of Otsego, Edward Jr. (Trisha) Arnett of Kalamazoo, Linda (Ted) Collins of Alamo, Deborah (Gary) Tefft of Alamo and Delbert (Brenda) Arnett of Ohio; 15 grandchildren; many great–grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Sue Arnett and son-in-law, Tony Gilman.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; children, Phyllis Humphries, Carol Gilman, Mitchell Arnett and Terry Arnett; grandchildren, Brett Humphries, Teddy Collins Jr. and Michael Arnett; great-granddaughter, Dana Purple and son-in-law, Ron Hawley.

Friends may visit with Ed’s family from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M., Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where a funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, September 19, 2018 with Celebrant Bill Rose officiating.

Burial will follow at Alamo Center Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Ed may be made to

American Diabetes Association


American Cancer Society

or to

Kairos Dwelling.

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Patricia Lawson Latta

September 16, 2018 at 4:14 pm

He was very supportive to me during difficult times during my younger years.He will be remembered


Linda Collins

September 16, 2018 at 6:03 pm

Until we meet again my dad, I’ll love you and miss you!!!


Lisa Donlin

September 16, 2018 at 8:13 pm

I’m so sorry for the loss of your Father, Aunt Linda. My heart and prayers go out to you and family.


Tammy McMullen

September 17, 2018 at 10:24 am

We will all miss you, Grandpa! Love you!


Trisha Collins

September 17, 2018 at 11:39 am

I’m so sorry Aunt Linda. My heart goes out to you all ❤


Joyce Borton

September 17, 2018 at 8:22 pm

To all the Arnett kids:

I was so sorry to hear about your dad. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers this week.

Joyce Borton



Erica Miller

September 18, 2018 at 4:11 pm

My condolences to you all

Fly high!


Tonia Forney (Leonard)

September 20, 2018 at 8:29 pm


I love you and miss you so much. You have and always have had a very special place in my heart. It brings happiness and peace to me knowing that you are with your love, Grandma.

Till we meet again….You and Grandma keep lighting the way to heaven for me…..

Love you….



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