Micheal Arnold

Micheal Paul “Mike” Arnold, 68, of West Point, Iowa, passed away at 10:41 a.m. Monday, September 25, 2023, at the Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center in Fort Madison.

He was born on November 8, 1954, the son of Don “Bud” and Opal Jean “Nikki” (Nichols) Arnold. On June 28, 2003, he married Carol Ann Plassmeyer at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in West Point.

Survivors include his wife: Carol; step-daughter: Holly (Jonathon) Thompson and their children: Chase, Noah, Zac and Quinn of Santa Barbara, California; sister: Carol (Richard) Gentili of Buckeye, Arizona; brother-in-law: Mark (Alisa) Plassmeyer of Blue Springs, Missouri; nieces and nephews: Suzy (Mike) Finigan; Ronnie Gentili, Craig Plassmeyer, Kyle (Nikki) Plassmeyer and Bri (Matt) Skiles. Also surviving are several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; father and mother-in-law: Billy and June Plassmeyer and step-son: Adam Steffensmeier.

Mike was a 1972 graduate of Fort Madison High School. He worked as a mechanic at Silgan Containers for thirty-eight years before retiring in 2016. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in West Point. Mike was an avid St. Louis Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings and NASCAR fan. With his superb mechanical skills, Mike could fix anything. He was known as “Arnie” to his co-workers and “Ol’ Mike” to his family.

A visitation will be held from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at Schmitz Funeral Home in West Point.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 28, 2023, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in West Point.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 28, 2023, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in West Point with Father Dan Dorau as Celebrant.

Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in West Point.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established in his memory to PAW Animal Shelter or the Monsignor J.A. Wagner Building Fund.

Schmitz Funeral Home of West Point is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzfuneralhomes.com.