ALBERT “BEN” ARNOLD, 74, of New Haven, died on Saturday, March 17, 2012, at Parkview Hospital. He was born in Keyser, W.Va. He retired from Phelps Dodge after 36 years of service. “Ben was a loving dad and papa.” He was a talented painter, lover of bowling and western movies, and truly enjoyed having coffee at Hall’s with friends. Surviving are daughters, Kimberly (Tim) Halsey and Karen (Dennis) Eaglin of New Haven; and grandchildren, Chris, Austin and Emily. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Ann, in 2001. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Thursday, March 22, 2012, at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road, Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. Burial in St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.

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