Arnold Vandenheuvel, St. Cloud

Arnold W. Vandenheuvel, age 83, of St. Cloud, and formerly of South Haven, died Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at the V.A. Medical Center in St. Cloud. Memorial services were 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Annandale, with Fr. Victor officiating. Burial was noon Monday, April 22, at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Assembly Area 5. Arnold William Vandenheuvel was born Jan. 11, 1930, to Anton and Florence (Schaff) Vandenheuvel in Dennison. He served his country in the U.S. Army in the Korean War; he was injured during combat and awarded the Purple Heart. On Nov. 23, 1959, he was united in marriage to Roselle Mertens at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Minneapolis. Arnold worked as a US Postal Carrier for more than 25 years. In 1965, Arnold and Rose purchased a farm in South Haven and he farmed the land. In 2011, they moved to St. Cloud. Arnold was a former member of the Kingston American Legion Post 483 and St. Ignatius Catholic Church. He enjoyed fishing, farming, helping out at French Lake Auto Parts and planting trees. Arnold had a big heart and loved to help other people. He is survived by his wife, Rose; one sister, one brother; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. The urn bearer was his brother, Joe Vandenheuvel. Sarah Goelz provided the music for the service. The Ft. Snelling National Cemetery Memorial Rifle Squad provided the military honors. Arrangements were entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Annandale. Obituary, guestbook and video tribute are available online at