Donald Arlt
Thursday
19
July

Visitation

12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Danekas Funeral Home
207 E Main
Ritzville, Washington, United States
Friday
20
July

Funeral Service

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday, July 20, 2018
Emanuel Lutheran Church
206 S Division St
Ritzville, Washington, United States
Friday
20
July

Burial

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Friday, July 20, 2018
Ritzville Memorial Cemetery
N Rosenoff Rd
Ritzville, Washington, United States

Obituary of Donald Arlt

Donald Arthur Arlt passed away July 13, 2018 at his home in Ritzville, WA. Don was born on Dec. 25, 1932 in Schrag, WA. He was one of 4 children born to Lucille and Arthur Arlt. After Arthur’s passing, Lucille remarried to Leo Krehe. Don graduated from Ritzville High School in 1957 and from there went straight into farming and ranching. Over the years, he became an excellent welder, neighbor and friend. Many people would stop by and ask Don if he could help fabricate or come up with a special idea to help fix their problem. He always stopped what he was doing to tackle their challenge which he really enjoyed. For fun Don took up playing snooker with fellows at the Pastime in Ritzville. He also did some hunting, fishing and really liked to play poker. In the last years of his life he really enjoyed the playing the slot machines. He is preceded in death by his wife Rita, two sisters; Lorraine and Frances; granddaughter Heather; his parents and stepfather. He is survived by his children: Brad (Debra) Arlt of Ritzville, Marsha (Randy) Teske of Ritzville, Donita (John) Shelton of Spokane, Kevin (Josie Campbell) Arlt of Ritzville, Suzanne (Gary Schoesler) Meek; and 9 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, a special friend Cheryl Foy and many nieces and nephews. There will be a public viewing Thursday July, 19, 2018 from 12 noon to 7:00 p.m. at Danekas Funeral Home in Ritzville, WA. A Funeral Service will be held July 20, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Ritzville, WA with a reception to follow in the basement of the church. Memorials can be made to the American Lung Association in Seattle, WA at 5601 6th Ave S #460 98108 or Columbia Basin Cancer Foundation 1031 W. Broadway Ave Moses Lake, WA 98837. To leave condolences please visit our website at www. danekasfh.com

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