1933 Arden 2020

Arden L. Kirst

December 16, 1933 — January 12, 2020

Arden Leon Kirst, age 86 of Fremont, completed his journey to his heavenly father on Sunday, January 12, 2020, at home surrounded by his family. Arden was born on December 16, 1933, in Green Lake WI. He served in the US Army from 1956-1958 as a Morse Code Operator. He was united in marriage to Laurel Guderski on June 11, 1960, in Markesan. Arden worked for many years as a salesman for Centry Hardware and finished his career at Sturms Foods in Manawa in the maintenance department. His favorite pastimes were hunting, fishing and putzing in his garage or basement. Arden was an avid Green Bay Packers fan and enjoyed listening to the Milwaukee Brewers on the radio. He enjoyed spending time with his family and was incredibly involved in his grandchildren’s activities. He will be remembered for his great sense of humor, his patient and gentle nature, his love of hunting and fishing, his deep, unwavering faith and his willingness to help anyone at any time.

Arden is survived by his wife of 60 years, Laurel; his daughter, Kathy (Jeff) Kaltenbach, Oshkosh; his grandson, Matthew (Emmie) Cuadra, Oshkosh; his brother, Martin (Phyllis) Kirst, Markesan and his sister, Avis Kirst Lindeman, Ripon.

Arden was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Adeline (Klettke) Kirst; brothers, Waldemar, Kenneth and Marlyn; brother-in-law, Kevin Guderski and a grandson, Christopher Cuadra.

A gathering of family and friends will be from 9:00-11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Weyauwega, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial officiated by Fr. Matthew Rappl.

The family wishes to give special thanks to the staff at ThedaCare at Home Hospice for the support and remarkable care given and a special thanks to his favorite nurse, Sarah.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to ThedaCare Hospice, 3000 E. College Ave, Suite A, Appleton WI, 54915 or SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, PO BOX 548, Weyauwega, WI 54983.


Gathering of Family & Friends

SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church -Weyauwega
  • 608 E. Main Street
    Weyauwega, WI 54983

Funeral Mass

SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church -Weyauwega
  • 608 E. Main Street
    Weyauwega, WI 54983
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