Longtime Chugiak resident Bruce Edward Arndt died Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at the Chugiak-Eagle River Senior Center in Chugiak, Alaska. He was 100 years old.
A 62-year Alaska resident who served as a U.S. Army officer in WWII and Korea, Bruce was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Anne (Drake) Arndt, of Chugiak; and his parents, Frederick and Marguerite Arndt. He is survived by his three children: Fred Arndt of Tucson, Arizona; Marguerite Iverson of Anchorage; and Jane Jordan of Anchorage; as well as eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
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