David "Dave" Arredondo
February 9, 1950 – October 31, 2020
David “Dave” Arredondo, 70, Kokomo, passed away on October 31, 2020. He was born on February 9, 1950 in Kokomo, Indiana to Isidro & Eloisa (Gonzales) Arredondo. He married Barbara Kay Arredondo on July 9, 1994 in Kokomo, and she survives.
David worked many different jobs throughout his lifetime. He worked for several years at South Bend Bailing and Bradberry Brothers Excavating, both in South Bend, Indiana. When he returned to Kokomo he worked at Tyson Foods in Logansport for 10 years. His most recent job was at New Life Church where he did light janitorial work.
David was also a member of New Life Church in Kokomo, IN where he was active in many different volunteer services such as Upward basketball and the food pantry. He loved spending time with his beloved wife Barbara, family and friends. David was always willing to lend a helping hand, no matter the hour. He enjoyed working on cars and various other small projects in his garage as well. His humor will be greatly missed by all that knew him. He was an avid Chicago Bears and Notre Dame Fighting Irish fan. David cherished watching games with his daughter, Rachael.
David is also survived by daughter, Rachael Nicole Arredondo (Tarina, Elijah); son, David Kayne Arredondo; sister, Stella Payne; brother, Tony (Belinda) Arredondo; grandchildren, Phillip and Gabrielle Castillo; and several special nieces and nephews.
David is preceded in death by his parents; daughters, Terry Liegh Castillo & Tammy Arredondo; brother, Luis Arredondo.
A gathering to celebrate his life will be Saturday Nov. 7, 2020 at New Life Church 1803 E. Vaile Ave, Kokomo, In 46901. Visitation with the family will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. with a service directly after.
Donations can be made to New Life Church food pantry in David’s memory
Arrangements are being handled by Ellers Mortuary.
Time of Visitation
David "Dave" Arredondo
November 6, 2020
I have many cherished memories of "my dad." Although Dave is not my biological father, he loved me as if I was his own. He taught me many life lessons... many without even realizing he was doing so.
I remember the day I began to truly love him... the day he became my hero... I was maybe 8 or 9 years old.
He and Danny Fisher and I walked to the corner gas station for something or other... It was warm outside and I didn't have any shoe's on... when we reached the gas station and began to enter the doors, the clerk inside noticed that I didn't have any shoe's on and told Dave that I couldn't come in without any shoe's. Dave, without missing a beat, picked me up and sat me on his shoulders and continued inside to get the merchandise he was after. That exact moment is when Dave became my dad and my hero! ❤️
November 5, 2020
It is my prayer that God will comfort you and your whole family at this sad time. May he richly bless you as you mourn, and may the light of His presence be a continual source of His consolation. I wish I was there to give you a big hug, Stella, Michelle, Bert, Lisa and Josh. Love you all. 🙏🏼
Barbara Arredodo, - Kendall
November 4, 2020
Remembering all the good times we had as a family. I loved David like a brother. He will be in my heart and mind always. God bless and comfort each one of his remaining family members. Love you praying for you.