Drum Funeral Home - Conover

509 First Ave South, Conover, NC


Minnie Lorene (Setzer) Arndt

January 28, 1927January 13, 2020

Minnie Lorene Setzer Arndt, age 92, of Catawba, NC, passed away on Monday, January 13, 2020 at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory. She was born January 28, 1927 in Catawba County, the daughter of Edgar Marvin Setzer and Mary Ellen Cloninger Setzer.

In addition to her parents, Minnie was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Long Arndt.

Those left to cherish her memory are her sons,Tony Lee Arndt and wife, Mindy of Mooresville, NC, and John Timothy Arndt and wife, Dawn of Hickory, NC; grandsons, Eric Arndt, and Alexander Arndt; and sister, Peggy Benfield.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at Mt. View United Methodist Church in Claremont with Rev. Rich Irwin officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. at the church.

Condolences may be sent to the Arndt family at www.drumfh-conover.com

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to: Mt. View U.M.C., 1248 Balls Creek Rd., Claremont, NC 28610.

The Arndt family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Conover, NC.


  • Receiving of Friends Saturday, January 18, 2020
  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 18, 2020


Minnie Lorene (Setzer) Arndt

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Phil DeBerry

January 16, 2020

Tony, I’m so sorry to learn about your mother’s death. My prayers will go up for you and your family. May God embrace you all in your time of sorrow and loss.

Ginnie Risenhoover

January 16, 2020

Tony, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. You were such a blessing to her.
Praying that God will lift you and your family up during this time of

Virginia Easley

January 16, 2020

Thinking of you, Mindy and family. In memory of your mother.

The Rose Beyond the Wall by A.L. Frink

Near shady wall a rose once grew,
Budded and blossomed in God's free light,
Watered and fed by morning dew,
Shedding its sweetness day and night.

As it grew and blossomed fair and tall,
Slowly rising to loftier height,
It came to a crevice in the wall,
Through which there shone a beam of light.

Onward it crept with added strength,
With never a thought of fear or pride.
It followed the light through the crevice-length
And unfolded itself on the other side.

The light, the dew, the broadening view,
Were found the same as they were before,
And it lost itself in beauties new,
Breathing its fragrance more and more.

Shall claim of death cause us to grieve
And make our courage faint or fall?
Nay let us faith and hope receive,
The rose still grows beyond the wall,

Scattering fragrance far and wide,
Just as it did in days of yore,
Just as it did on the other side,
Just as it will forevermore.