Richard L. Arend

  • Died: October 12, 2018
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

Mungovan & Sons

2114 S. Calhoun St.
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family


Richard L. Arend, 87, passed away on October 12, 2018. He was born in Fort Wayne, IN on January 16, 1931, the son of the late Leo and Catherine Arend. Richard served in the U.S. Army, and was a member of Eagles #248 and American Legion Post #296, where he served as a former officer. He worked at Peter Eckrich and Sons for 37 years until his retirement. On March 31, 1951 he married Eileen Arend and spent 60 years together until her passing in 2011. In his spare time he enjoyed woodworking and refinishing furniture. He is survived by his sons; Richard J. (Mary) Arend of Wolcottville and Ronald (Kathy) Arend of Highland, Ill.; daughters, Catherine (Randy) Earnhart of Fort Wayne, Christine Arend of New Haven and Constance (Parker) Johnson of Easley, S.C.; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Marjorie Hensler, Dorothy (Dale) Arnold, Joan (Kenneth) Brown, and Rosemary Thompson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eileen Arend; daughter, Laureen Arend; great-grandson, Isaac Kimmel; siblings, Basil Arend, Virginia Kroemer, Betty Miller, and Kenneth Arend. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, October 19, 2018 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 4500 Fairfield Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46807, with calling 1 hour prior. Visitation will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 18, 2018 at Mungovan Simple, 2114 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802. A rosary service will take place at 7:30 p.m. Burial will take place in the Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne, IN. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Post 296.