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.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I would like to say I've worked with Dick for like 6 years at the American Legion on Tillman Road and it was a very good guy so sorry to see him go I just actually realized that I just found his obituary and he's been gone for like two or three years I didn't know that because I haven't been to the legion in a while

Posted by michael householder - fort wayne, IN - coworker   April 14, 2019

We lose another member of the Eckrich clan... the guys will be there to welcome Dick into heaven...God Bless his family.
Dick say hi to Ace and Jeannie when you see them......

Posted by the Longsworth family - Fort Wayne, IN   October 20, 2018

We would like to offer our condolences to Dick's family. We have many great memories of all the good times we had at the Meyer family gatherings.

Posted by Jerry and Carolyn Voglewede - Decatur   October 16, 2018

So Sorry For Your Loss, He Was Great Man, Prayers To All The Family

Posted by Marie Becker - FortWayne, IN   October 15, 2018


Sending my deepest condolences to Dick's family during this difficult time.

Dick was a very good man, a wonderful mentor and friend during my time as Finance Officer at Post 296 and one of the most valued volunteers I've ever known in service to our veterans. His sense of humor was wonderful, and the world could not have asked for a kinder, more gentle spirit to walk among us. My life is better for knowing him and having him in it.

You're now with your sweet and loving Eileen. Draw me a cold one - I'll see you again soon enough. You'll always be my favorite Dick. ;-)

Posted by Cathy Cross - Fort Wayne, IN   October 15, 2018

I would like to offer my sincere condolences to Richard's family, sorry for your loss. Jeremiah 29:11, 12 assures us that God is thinking thoughts of peace towards us, to give us a future and a hope, and that if we come and pray to Him, He will listen to us. May that bring you comfort in this time of sorrow.

Posted by A friend   October 15, 2018

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