Arnold Dwayne Dorrell

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January 8, 1934 - May 14, 2019
Born in Highland, KS
Resided in St. Peters, MO

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Arnold Dwayne Dorrell, of Saint Charles, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at the age of 85. Loving husband of Florence "Dottie" D. Dorrell; beloved son of the late Melvin Arnold  and Bernice J. Dorrell; devoted father of Dianne (Tom) Bizelli, Denise (Doug) Kreighbaum, and Douglas (Angie) Dorrell; cherished grandfather of Shannon (Brett) Thomas, Brad (Sarah) Nickols, Nicole (Jeff) Jachura, Katie (Jonathan) Sperry, Kelsea (Daniel) Bedford, Abigail (Joey) Fisher, Shayne (Shelby) Dorrell, Courtney (Josh) Luitjohan, and Kaitlyn (Matt) Mueller; treasured great-grandfather of 13; brother of Marlene (Kenny) Hanf and the late Phyllis (Jim) Ledbetter; and dear uncle and friend to many.

Arnie proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He spent much of his military service in Alaska, a fitting location for Arnie, as he had a great love for the outdoors. Arnie also enjoyed hunting and cherished his memories of camping with his children. With a kind and generous heart, Arnie never hesitated to help those in need. He was loved by many and will be deeply missed.

Memorials may be made in Arnold 's name to First St. Charles United Methodist Church.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Bill Hagan May 15, 2019 at 5:26 pm - Reply

    Arnie was a good friend to our entire family. He was always cheerful and ready to help any who needed it.

    He and Dottie and Doug were so generous with their time and labor to help us build our cabin at Mark Twain Lake years ago. Their help was so welcome and appreciated.

    We are so sorry for this loss to his family; He will be sorely missed.

    Bill and Bonnie Hagan and Family

  2. Sue Barton May 15, 2019 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    candle 6I’m so sorry for your loss! May God give you comfort and peace in the days ahead!

  3. Artie and Nancy Lucas May 15, 2019 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    Sorry for your loss.

  4. Danna Hardt May 15, 2019 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    candle 1So very sorry for this loss. God be with you ❤️

  5. Jennifer Yaeger Matchett May 15, 2019 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    Love and prayers to the family. I shared many a camping trip, ride to church 50 years ago, and great conversation as one of Dianne’s best friends.

    Arnie will be missed.

  6. Jenny and Bob Bizelli May 15, 2019 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    Diane, we are so sorry for the loss of your dad. Sending prayers. Love you

  7. Teri Seiler May 15, 2019 at 7:53 pm - Reply

    candle 1What a class act and kind man. Thinking of you all and wishing God’s blessings and peace at this difficult time. Peace be with you as you celebrate the life of your father.

  8. Cliff and Marg Wheeler May 15, 2019 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    Our Sincere sympathy to the entire Dorrell Family. What wonderful memories we have of times with all of you and we fondly remember what a kind, friendly, helpful, generous, and positive person Arnie was. Our comfort is that he rests with God.

  9. Kathy King Shoults Martin May 15, 2019 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    I am so sorry to hear about Arnie. There aren’t words to describe how my heavy my heart feels right now. He and Dottie helped me through some really tough times just by being there when I needed someone. God’s grace and blessings to all of the family during this time. Love to you all.

  10. Susie Small May 16, 2019 at 4:17 am - Reply

    I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a parent is so hard. Thinking of you.


  11. Martha & Bob Caldwell May 16, 2019 at 7:16 am - Reply

    What a wonderful Christian and friend was Arnie. Knowing and loving Arnie and Dottie (dd) has been such a blessing. We’ll see you again dear friend.
    All Our Love
    Martha and Bob

  12. Frank and Anita Hockett May 16, 2019 at 11:11 am - Reply

    We have 55 yrs of memories with Arnie and Dorothy…Bible study group, decades of after church lunches, vacation travels, our kids growing up together, and sharing in worship and ministry together. It hurts to loose Arnie to our earthly lives. He was the Lord’s servant in his own quiet way and touched many, many lives.

  13. William and Irene Pundmann May 16, 2019 at 11:55 am - Reply

    candle 1So sorry for your loss. Prayers to Dottie and her family.

  14. Doris Miller Adkins May 16, 2019 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    candle 2A dear and precious friend has entered the presence of our Lord. I know he will be welcomed by those he has enjoyed many years of fellowship with here on earth. Dottie and Arnie were our travel buddies on many vacations and mission trips where we shared love, laughter and worship in service to our King! I am sure he has now heard these words from our Savior…..”Well done good and faithful servant!”

  15. Yvonne Welshhons May 16, 2019 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    Sorry for the loss of Arnie.
    I have warm memories of our trip to Norway and seeing Arnie and Dottie on visits to St Charles.
    Anita’s sister…
    Yvonne Welshhons

  16. Jane Blocher May 17, 2019 at 10:20 am - Reply

    Dottie, I’m so sorry to hear about Arnie. My sympathies to you and your family! ❤️

  17. Richard E Dill May 17, 2019 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    Was sorry to hear about Arnie’s passing. I have very many wonderful memories of time spent with him and
    Dottie. I remember out time as youth counselors and out trips with them.

  18. Carol Sabaski May 17, 2019 at 2:29 pm - Reply

    My deepest sympathy to the Dorrell family, especially Dottie and Doug. Memories from Boy Scouts many years ago with my husband, Jim and son, Jim, Jr.
    May God be with you during this sad time.
    Carol Sabaski

  19. Laura Kinne (Norwine) May 18, 2019 at 9:16 am - Reply

    We are so sorry for your loss of Arnie. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you.
    I have many wonderful memories of your
    family through the years and Arnie was a kind, gentle and solid man. I have been blessed to know him.

  20. Jan and John Geiss May 18, 2019 at 9:52 am - Reply

    candle 5Dianne, we are so sorry for your loss. Your father sounds like a wonderful person and all who knew him was blessed to have him for so many years. He is with his Heavenly Father now and will help guide all who are left to remember him. May your family be together in your thoughts of him and help your mother through this trying and confusing time for her.
    May God hold him in the palm of His hand and help all of you find peace in knowing he has found his reward.

    All our love and prayers.

  21. Susan Green May 18, 2019 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I will be praying for your family. See in July to hug you. I love you! ❤️❤️❤️

  22. Eric Moore May 18, 2019 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    I was blessed to be one of the pastors in the Dorrell’s lives nearly 20 years ago. He was a joy to know and to witness the heartfelt ways this gentle man served Jesus by loving others. I pray God’s peace and comfort upon all who loved him so well. What a life to celebrate!

  23. Paul Vipond May 18, 2019 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    He was a good friend Always enjoyed being around him

  24. Larry and June Hopkins May 18, 2019 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    Memories are such a blessing when we loose a loved one. Sorry to the whole family for your loss.
    Dottie you have many friends to help you thru the days ahead.

  25. Toney Findley May 19, 2019 at 11:44 am - Reply

    candle 7I can just see Arnie’s “smile” as he entered Heaven’s gates. What a great picture of him … This is “Arnie.” It’s all been said … What a wonderful human being he was … kind, gentle, generous, helpful, … but foremost, above, all … Godly. I was honored to be a table parent with him for several years at the Wednesday Night Live Program at FUMC. The kids loved him. So kind and gentle … positive and lovable. Arnie … You have your wings now … Fly High … and Dottie, I know you will miss your life partner so vey much. I’m so sorry, but God has promised … You will see him again! Much Love to You and Your Family.

  26. Rick and Kathy Hopp May 19, 2019 at 1:29 pm - Reply

    Our hearts are saddened by the loss of uncle Arnie! He will be sorely missed. We were blessed to have him in our family. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you Aunt Dot and family. Thankful he now resides in Heaven!! Will see you again!

  27. Dale and Pamela Beaver May 19, 2019 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    Doug, Angie & Family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    God Bless You and your family.

  28. Connie Boyer May 19, 2019 at 4:16 pm - Reply

    Doug and family sorry for the loss of your dad. Having lost my dad in October I understand what this loss feels like.

  29. John and Diane Wipfler and family May 19, 2019 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    Our prayers and sincerest condolences to the wonderful Dorrell Family. The Good Lord certainly welcomed him home with a big hug and I’m not sure who must of had the larger smile… Arnie Dorrell had that ‘can do’ attitude, was always a willing hand to assist anyone, any time… and a wonderful heart-felt smile that graced so many lives. Thank you, Dorrell family, for continuing the fine traditions. He will be missed by many, and won’t be forgotten. God Bless your family. I wish they had a special “sign the guestbook” section here on this program, where we could light a firecracker (candles are nice too)… and celebrate a wonderful life, well lived, in grand style. On Fourth of July, 2019, I’ll be lighting a few big ones, with my kids / family, in his honor. Thank you, Arnie !!!

  30. Jackie Coomes May 20, 2019 at 6:14 am - Reply

    I am so sorry for the loss of DeWayne. I have such fond memories of his warm and loving demeanor he demonstrated when we were at the family camping trips. May God comfort all of you at this difficult time.
    Jackie Coomes

  31. Bill Wallace May 20, 2019 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    candle 7Arnie was a very special person who greeted me and everyone with a smile, every time I saw him. He was a wonderful example of what a servant of the Lord should be.

  32. American Legion Post 313 May 20, 2019 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    To the family of Arnold Dorrell, it was our honor to help deliver the military service at your love one’s funeral today. Please except our most sincere condolences on your loss. ( RIP Sailor )

    American Legion Post 313
    St Peters, Mo

  33. Steve & Patsy (McConnell) Golden May 21, 2019 at 10:33 am - Reply

    So sorry for your loss! Arnie was a wonderful man! He was always ready to help others and just fun to be around! I know he will be missed! Praying for you all! Especially thinking and praying for you Dottie!
    Steve & Patsy Golden

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