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George "Butch" Arnold

Graveside Services: Tuesday, October 4th at 2:15 pm at East Swanton Cemetery

George "Butch" Arnold, age 62, of Swanton, Ohio, died of an aortic aneurysm following a recent heart surgery, Thursday morning, September 29, 2016. He was born March 9, 1954 in Toledo, Ohio to Drexel and Henrietta (Snyder) Arnold. On August 6, 1999, he married his beloved wife, Tari Phillips.

Butch retired in 2009 after 30 years from the Swanton Street Department and was a 30 year member of the Swanton Volunteer Fire Department, retiring as Assistant Fire Chief in 2009. He was an avid Dale Earnhardt Nascar Fan and Green Bay Packers Fan. He enjoyed riding his Harley, shooting pool and puttering outside in the yard.

Most of all, he loved his family. They came first in his life. He called his wife Tari everyday for the past 17 years on her lunch hour to check in and see how her day was going.

He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 17 years, Tari; mother, Henrietta; sister, Joan Kelly; son, Ron Arnold; daughter, Lyndsay (Scott) Buchele; stepchildren, Lora Meyers, Joshua Phillips and Kelly (Brian) Ferguson; 15 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren who were the light of his life. He is also survived by his aunt, Shirley Dickens and several cousins.

Butch was preceded in death by his father, Drexel; his grandparents and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Family and friends may visit Tuesday, October 4th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton (419.826.2631). A funeral procession will commence at 2:00 p.m. from the funeral home and process by the Swanton Fire Hall and end at East Swanton Cemetery, where graveside services will be conducted by Pastor Todd Hostettler and will conclude with a Fireman's Last Alarm Service conducted by the Swanton Fire and EMS.

Please dress casual and bring your motorcycle.

Memorial contributions in Butch's memory may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Residence: Swanton, Ohio

Visitation: Tuesday, October 4th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton

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Yark, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family during this difficult time. Please know that everyone at FTFP is here for you and praying for you!

Stephanie Williams Oct 2 2016 12:00 AM

Tari and family so sorry for your loss god speed to you all

Mike long Oct 2 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss Ron. We love you and are thinking of you. Love Uncle Richard Aunt Diane

Diane Rollf Oct 2 2016 12:00 AM

Tari and family so sorry to hear about Butch. He was a great guy and he left behind a lot of great memories in and out of the fire service.

Dan Buel Oct 2 2016 12:00 AM

Tari,Josh and Kelly I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you. Tim Davis

Tim Davis Oct 2 2016 12:00 AM

Tari - please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. May you gain comfort in the wonderful memories you have!!

Kathy Hinds Oct 2 2016 12:00 AM

Tari, You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Butch was a good man and will be missed by many.

Marcie Brashear Miller Oct 1 2016 12:00 AM

Tari, extending my most heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Praying for you all as you journey through this time.

Sarah Hervey Oct 1 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Our Deepest Sympathy to the entire family.

Bonnie & Ron Holdeman Oct 1 2016 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers for all of you. R. I. H. Butch!!!!!

Karen Bundy Oct 1 2016 12:00 AM

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