Age 69, of Holt, MI, passed away October 7, 2013. He was born January 18, 1944, in Mason. Robert worked as a skilled tradesman at GM for 44 years, retiring in 2009. He was a former president of UAW local #1618. He enjoyed helping others, spending time with his family, traveling, building, crafting videos and web design.
Surviving are: his wife, Karen; 5 children, Scott Arntz, Christopher Arntz, Jason Smith, Michelle (Kipp) Carpenter, and Kristine Smith; 10 grandchildren, Rachel, Alyssa, Kera, Joel, Matthew, Nathan, Kasandra, Kaylee, Kassidy, Steven. He is also survived by: 4 sisters, Lucy Stark, Margaret Gubry, Cheryl Wiggins, and Annette Arntz; and 3 brothers, Mike, Tom, and Chuck Arntz. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Maxine Arntz.
The funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, October 10, 2013, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 3815 S. Cedar St., Lansing, with Fr. George Daisy officiating. The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, and one hour prior to the funeral service at the church on Thursday. Memorial contributions may be made to Sparrow Hospice Services in memory of Robert Arntz.