Thomas Rollins Arntz

July 29, 1938 ~ August 10, 2022

Thomas Rollins Arntz, age 84, of Kentwood, passed away Wednesday, August 10, 2022. He was preceded in death by his parents, John “Jake” and Rose Jane Arntz, and brother, John F. Arntz. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Marianne (Turner) Arntz, and three sons, Mike (Tracy), Patrick (Kirsten), Bill (Ann) Arntz; 7 grandchildren, Nicolette Arntz, Brianna (Lee) Figures, Zachary (Jordan) Arntz, Brenden Arntz, Anna, Grant and Cate Arntz; 2 great grandchildren, Asher and Madden Figures; sister-in-law, Judith Arntz, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Tom was a hard-working man who loved his family and instilled in them his love of the outdoors. He loved hunting, fishing, working on projects around his house and yard. He was an avid reader and he and Marianne enjoyed traveling. Tom had a master’s degree in agronomy from The Ohio State University and was a fan of all Buckeye sports.

The family wishes to thank Emmanuel Hospice and the caregivers from Careology who made his last several weeks more comfortable.

Per Tom’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at 11:30 AM on September 10, at MKD Funeral Home, 4646 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Kentwood, MI. Visitation with family will be from 10:30 to 11:30 AM at the funeral home prior to the service. Condolences may be sent online at

Memorial Visitation
Saturday, September 10
10:30am - 11:30am

MKD - Kentwood
4646 Kalamazoo Ave. SE
Kentwood, MI 49508

Phone: (616) 455-1535

Memorial Service
Saturday, September 10

MKD - Kentwood
4646 Kalamazoo Ave. SE
Kentwood, MI 49508

Phone: (616) 455-1535

Leave Your Tribute Message

August 29, 2022 12:25pm
Hi Marianne, Sorry for your loss. It has been a long time since our days with Walt and NAFCO. I hope that you are doing well? Pat Holmes

- Pat Holmes

August 24, 2022 1:13pm
Tom and I go way back. His wife, Marianne, and I were in first grade together. Tom wasn't there because he went to the Catholic school. I probably met Tom for the first time in Cub Scouts, as his mother was our Den Mother. I have a lot of good memories of Tom and Marianne in school. In high school Tom was an excellent football player. We only had limited contact after graduation because we went our separate ways. I was happy to see that he still rooted for the best collegiate football team in the country, Ohio State. Tom is going to be missed.

- David E. Zehner

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