Frieda Edna Arndt, 95 of rural New Effington, SD, passed away Monday, August 10, 2009 at the Rosholt Care Center, Rosholt, SD. Funeral services will be Friday, August 14, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, rural Claire City, SD with burial at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, rural Claire City, SD. Visitation will be Thursday, August 13, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at the Frank Family Funeral Home, Hankinson, ND. There will also be a service on Thursday, August 13, 2009 at Dakota Estates, Lidgerwood, ND at 2:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. There will also be visitation one hour prior to the church service on Friday.
Frieda Edna Arndt was born September 30, 1913 in Golden Valley, ND, the daughter of August and Lydia (Knecht) Zieman. She was baptized on November 9, 1913 in Golden Valley by Rev. J G. Fertsch and confirmed on April 10, 1927 at St. Jacobas Lutheran Church, Krem, ND by Rev. C.O. Engler. She grew up on the family farm and attended country school. After school she worked in a department store in Bismarck, ND. On December 20, 1942 she was united in marriage to Edwin L. Arndt, Sr. at Krem, ND. After their marriage they farmed in rural New Effington, SD until 1972 when they retired but continued to live on the farm. On Edwin passed away and she continued to live on the farm until July of 2003 when she entered Dakota Estates, Lidgerwood, ND. On June 1, 2009 she entered Rosholt Care Center, Rosholt, SD.
Frieda enjoyed making many quilts. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, rural Claire City, SD. She was active in LWML, a Sunday school teacher and a member of the church choir.
She is survived by three sons: Edwin (Arlene) Arndt, Jr., New Effington, SD, Sam (Glenora) Arndt, New Effington, SD and Thomas (Kathy) Arndt, Columbia, PA; a brother: Arthur (Adeline) Zieman, Hazen, ND; a sister: Lorina (Herbert) Zuern, Hazen, ND; two sister-in-laws: Elvira Zieman, Hazen, ND and Helen Zieman, Cheyenne, WY; four grandchildren: Gregory Arndt, Susan (Neal) Veldhere, Clint (Cynthia) Arndt and Melita (Greg) Gorsuch; seven great grandchildren: Justin & Michael Arndt, Isaac Veldhere, Christopher & Sam Arndt, Oliver & Ellyot Gorsuch.
She is preceded in death by her parents: August & Lydia Zieman, husband: Edwin L. Arndt, Sr., brothers: Eugene & Harold Zieman and a sister: Hilda (Reinhold) Arndt.