Friday, March 13, 2009

Obituary: Claire Arnold - Class of 1941

Claire Arnold Rights
Planned Thursday

Funeral services for Clair Arnold, 27, of 28 N. Paterson st;, former Central High School athlete who died at a Madison hospital Monday night after a long illness, will be held at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in the Joyce funeral home and at 9 in St. Patrick's Catholic church.

The Rev. A.V. Grace, pastor, will officiate and burial will be in Calvary cemetery. The rosary will be recited at 8 tonight in the funeral home.

Born in Madison, Mr. Arnold played tackle on the Central high school football team and was graduated in January 1941. A veteran of World War II, he served three years with the 334th field artillery, 87th division, and was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star.

He was an officer of the Iron Brigade chapter 126 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) post here.

Surviving are his wife, the former Catherine Friedel, a son, Dennis; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Irving Arnold; two brothers, Glen and Rodney; and two sisters, Joyce and Arlene, all of Madison.

Note: The above was originally published in the Obituary Section of the Wisconsin State Journal on December 27, 1950. At this time, obituaries were still "news stories," written by newspaper staff, not families.

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