Donald A. "Don" Arnholt

June 13, 1938March 2, 2012

Donald A. “Don” Arnholt, 73, ofColumbus, died at 5:29 p.m. Friday, March 2, 2012 at Columbus Regional Hospital. Don was born in Danville, Kentucky, June 13, 1938, the son of the late Arthur and Bette Wilson Arnholt. He married Linda Schlehuser on August 1, 1959 at First United Methodist Church in Columbus. Don was the owner and operator of Alert Alarm Company and was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church Clifty. He was a graduate of St. Peters Lutheran School in 1952, a graduate of Columbus High School in 1956, and attended Indiana University from 1957 to 1959. He loved Big Band era music and sports, including football, IU basketball and NASCAR. He is survived by his wife, of Columbus; a daughter, Jody (Kevin) Tompkins of Hope; sons, Mark Arnholt, John Arnholt and Steve (Karah) Arnholt, all of Columbus; grandchildren, Erin Arnholt, Nick Arnholt, Audrey (Danny) Ross, Jesse Tompkins, Kevin Tompkins, Whitney Tompkins, Madison Arnholt, Kaden Arnholt and Morgan Arnholt; great-grandchildren, Charley Boesken, Chandler Arnholt, Chailey Arnholt, Jaxson Ross and Chayton Arnholt; and sisters, Lynda (Larry) Overholt of Aurora, Ohio, and Dee Dee (Tom) Wilson, of Columbus, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church Clifty with Pastor Doug Bauman officiating. Burial will be at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery Clifty. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Hathaway-Myers Chapel, 1022 Pearl St., and from 10:30 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church Making Mission Possible. Online condolences may be made at



  • Calling Hours Monday, March 5, 2012
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, March 6, 2012


  • Burial

Donald A. "Don" Arnholt

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March 9, 2012

Linda, We were so very sorry to hear the news about Don. Our hearts go out to you and your family, and our prayers are with you.
Anedra & Gordon Robertson, Alachua, FL

Larry & Mary Jane Hoeltke

March 8, 2012

Linda and family, extending our deepest sympathy in the loss of your beloved Don.

Shelley McAlister

March 7, 2012

Linda and Jodi-
Know that our family is praying for yours to feel peace during this time. May you find comfort in wonderful memories.

Jackie (Yeley) Arnholt

March 6, 2012

Steve, I'm sorry for the loss of your dad. I'll keep praying for you, your mom, and your beautiful family for the Lord to be with you and provide what you need to get through this time.

Loveta Mace

March 5, 2012

Linda, Praying for peace and comfort for you and your family during this very difficult time.

Karen Hargett

March 5, 2012

Linda, just heard about Don. I wish I could be there with you. I am lifting you (the kids and grands) in prayer and asking God to bring you strength, peace, and comfort during this most difficult time. (((Hugs))) to you, my friend.

Gary Tucker

March 4, 2012

Linda Arnholt, I am sending my condolence for the loss of your husband. I will pray for you and your family. GOD Bless.