Arnold J. ”Arnie” Artz

04/17/1923 — 08/27/2003

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Exeter, California

Arnold J. ”Arnie” Artz

Arnold J. “Arnie” Artz, 80, of Richland, was born April 17, 1923 in Exeter, California and died Wednesday, August 27, 2003, at Kadlec Medical Center, Richland, Washington.

Arnie moved to the Tri-Cities in 1948 where he was a painter at Hanford until retiring in 1988.  During World War II, he served in the U. S. Army Military Police.  He fought in the Battle of the Bulge and was awarded a Bronze Star.

He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church and was a 3rd Degree member of the Knights of Columbus.  He was a hard worker with tremendous ethics and a good Christian man who tried to live his faith.  He would give the shirt off his back to help his fellow man.  Even with a large family and a full time job, he took time to take his boys and their friends hunting and fishing, providing them with many special memories.  He even provided a dirt bike track and ball field in his back yard so all the neighborhood kids would have a place to go.

Arnie is survived by his wife of 56 years, Virginia; sons, Clayton D. Laurie Artz, Nampa, ID, Ken A. Pam Artz, Richland, Michael L. Artz, W. Richland, Gregory S. Artz, Richland, Christopher A. Artz, Richland, Terence B. Monica Artz, Seattle; sister, Louise Steiner, Portland; 10 grandchildren:  Timothy, Elizabeth, Rachael, Nathaniel, Trevor, Jamie, Kimberly, Ryan, Benjamin and Josephine; and 9 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard L. and Cressie V. Pratt Artz; an infant son, Timothy Daniel 1964; brother, Bud; sister, Cressie Marie; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Recitation of the Rosary will be at 7:00 p.m. Friday, August 29, 2003, at Einan’s Funeral Home. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 30, 2003, at Christ the King Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be at Einan’s on Friday from 3:00 p.m. through the Rosary.

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  • Having grown up with the 3 younger boys I can attest to all the things that were said about this fine person…. I spent many hours in their home and on that backyard baseball field and motorcycle track. One of the finest people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing….

    Todd Grabner
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • We are members of Christ the King. My husband goes to church with me now after long years away. We do not participate much. However Mr. Artz was the usher who went down our aisle and he shook hands with us and smiled and meant it. I have often felt alone and that no one really cared…had a hard time relating to most of the clergy. like the end of mass the priest would give a fish shake and look away. I never really felt welcome but Arnie changed all that. We looked forward to his smile and handshake and knew someone in that church cared. We are basically shy so it is sort of our fault that we have been ignored. ..did relate to Father Millich but he is gone to Yakima. This is the first time I have shared my feelings about CK so I remain anonymous. Arnie has had a great impact on our lives as CK parishioners thatr had been barely hanging in there. We will miss him. I wish I could have told him in person but we oftenleft after the communion and my husband did not like to visit. I saw Jesus in Arnie and he profoundly touched our lives. God love you all.

    Anonymous
    November 4, 2014
    US
  • Duard, Patty, and Dylan will miss Arnie’s Big Hugs. He always had a smile and was such a fun person to see. Arnie will surely be missed by us.

    Our prayers and thoughts are with each of you.

    Patty, Duard, Dylan Morrell
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • 11:30 Mass at Ck will never be the same without Arnie. We share your loss.

    Joann Sandllin
    November 4, 2014
    Richlland, WA, US
  • Virginia,

    We are sorry to hear about Arnie. We was in Montana so could not attend the services.

    Arnie was special, always a great attitude. I loved working with him as he was a rarity among men.

    We always enjoyed talking to you two whenever we would see you, nothing recent though unfrotunately.

    I will always have good memories of Arnie.

    Love,

    Jack and Dolores Milliorn

    Jack and Dolores Milliorn
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, US
  • Arnie was one of my good friends. I really looked up to him.When i went to chruch when i lived in richland i always got to see him which always brought a smile on my face. He gave the greatest huges!! When i moved to kent i didnt get to see him that much and i missed him. But when ever i got a chance to go to chuch to see him with my grandma i loved it..It will never be the same with out him at 1130 mass!!!!!..I will miss him with all my heart, but he will always be in my heart…

    sincerly

    roxy

    Roxanne
    November 4, 2014
    kent, WA, US
  • I apoloize that we were not able to attend the funeral. I recall Arnie from work, he was a truely a gentleman and a caring co-worker. On behalf of my Wife Pam, son Sergio and Myself Miguel, I extend condolences to the family and niece

    Kathy Worverton.. Miguel Pineda Jr, Friend and Former Battelle Co-worker.

    Miguel Pineda
    November 4, 2014
    Prosser, Waashington, Benton
  • Arnie has always been my favorite uncle, going back as far as I can remember. He always treated me as someone special. I’d sure like to go back to those days, for a while anyway, after he was discharged from the service. One of the neat things I loved about Arnie is that I could relate to him on a deeper level than I could almost anyone else.

    Dave Steiner
    November 4, 2014
    Salem, OR, US
  • Having grown up with the 3 younger boys I can attest to all the things that were said about this fine person…. I spent many hours in their home and on that backyard baseball field and motorcycle track. One of the finest people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing….

    Todd Grabner
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • We are members of Christ the King. My husband goes to church with me now after long years away. We do not participate much. However Mr. Artz was the usher who went down our aisle and he shook hands with us and smiled and meant it. I have often felt alone and that no one really cared…had a hard time relating to most of the clergy. like the end of mass the priest would give a fish shake and look away. I never really felt welcome but Arnie changed all that. We looked forward to his smile and handshake and knew someone in that church cared. We are basically shy so it is sort of our fault that we have been ignored. ..did relate to Father Millich but he is gone to Yakima. This is the first time I have shared my feelings about CK so I remain anonymous. Arnie has had a great impact on our lives as CK parishioners thatr had been barely hanging in there. We will miss him. I wish I could have told him in person but we oftenleft after the communion and my husband did not like to visit. I saw Jesus in Arnie and he profoundly touched our lives. God love you all.

    Anonymous
    November 4, 2014
    US
  • Duard, Patty, and Dylan will miss Arnie’s Big Hugs. He always had a smile and was such a fun person to see. Arnie will surely be missed by us.

    Our prayers and thoughts are with each of you.

    Patty, Duard, Dylan Morrell
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • 11:30 Mass at Ck will never be the same without Arnie. We share your loss.

    Joann Sandllin
    November 4, 2014
    Richlland, WA, US
  • Virginia,

    We are sorry to hear about Arnie. We was in Montana so could not attend the services.

    Arnie was special, always a great attitude. I loved working with him as he was a rarity among men.

    We always enjoyed talking to you two whenever we would see you, nothing recent though unfrotunately.

    I will always have good memories of Arnie.

    Love,

    Jack and Dolores Milliorn

    Jack and Dolores Milliorn
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, US
  • Arnie was one of my good friends. I really looked up to him.When i went to chruch when i lived in richland i always got to see him which always brought a smile on my face. He gave the greatest huges!! When i moved to kent i didnt get to see him that much and i missed him. But when ever i got a chance to go to chuch to see him with my grandma i loved it..It will never be the same with out him at 1130 mass!!!!!..I will miss him with all my heart, but he will always be in my heart…

    sincerly

    roxy

    Roxanne
    November 4, 2014
    kent, WA, US
  • I apoloize that we were not able to attend the funeral. I recall Arnie from work, he was a truely a gentleman and a caring co-worker. On behalf of my Wife Pam, son Sergio and Myself Miguel, I extend condolences to the family and niece

    Kathy Worverton.. Miguel Pineda Jr, Friend and Former Battelle Co-worker.

    Miguel Pineda
    November 4, 2014
    Prosser, Waashington, Benton
  • Arnie has always been my favorite uncle, going back as far as I can remember. He always treated me as someone special. I’d sure like to go back to those days, for a while anyway, after he was discharged from the service. One of the neat things I loved about Arnie is that I could relate to him on a deeper level than I could almost anyone else.

    Dave Steiner
    November 4, 2014
    Salem, OR, US
  • Don and I were sorry to hear of Arnie’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Wanda

    Wanda Timmerman
    November 4, 2014
    Carlin, NV, US
  • It was a privilege to have known and worked with Arnie at Battelle.

    Miguel Pineda

    Miguel Pineda
    November 4, 2014
    Prosser, Washington, 99350, Benton