Gloria Jean Arndt

Gloria Jean Arndt, 91, of La Porte, passed away on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at Settlers Place in La Porte.

Gloria was born on December 1, 1929, in Wanatah, IN, to Lester Harvey and Ethel Jean (Howell) Steinke.

On June 4, 1949, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in La Porte, she married Walter Louis Arndt, Jr., who preceded her in death on January 14, 2017. Surviving Gloria are her beloved children, Dennis (Janice) Arndt of Manitou, KY, Brad (Suzy) Arndt of Austin, TX, and Corinne (Eric) Goodson of La Porte; grandchildren Rebecca Arndt of Manitou, KY, Aaron (Caitlin) Arndt of Cincinnati, OH, Jennifer (Brad) Shafer of Austin, TX, Andrew (Kimberly) Arndt of Tell City, IN, Ashley (Shawn) Fitzpatrick of Dune Acres, IN, and Alexander (Kimberly) Keim of Noblesville, IN; and great-grandchildren Gray and Julia Shafer, Archer Arndt, Sophia and Tobin Arndt, and Breck, Pruett, and Evann Fitzpatrick. Gloria is also survived by her cherished brother, Lester Harold Steinke of West Jefferson, NC and several nieces and nephews.


Gloria was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Gloria was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Daughters of the American Revolution, and  a life member of the VFW Auxiliary, all in La Porte. Gloria was previously active in the Tuesday Women’s Golf League at Beechwood Golf Course and a member of the La Porte Women’s Bowling Hall of Fame. She had volunteered at the St. John’s Thrift Shop and La Porte Hospital. Gloria retired from Modine’s in La Porte.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Pastor Ronald Brauer officiating.   Burial will follow at Patton Cemetery.

A time of visitation will be held from 5 - 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 and from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday, April 7 at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center.

Special thanks to the best neighbors in the world, Jim and Peggy Hill and Earl and Lucy Bisom, for all their love and care over the years.  The family would also like to thank the staff at Settlers Place and Dunes Hospice for the love and care shown to Gloria.


Memorial donations may be made to Dunes Hospice, 4711 Evans Avenue, Valparaiso, IN 46383.


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