Dean "Bunk" C. Arnold, 70, of Rochester, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at Saint Marys Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Nov. 12, 1942, in Chatfield, to Everett and Deina Arnold. He was a 1960 graduate of Chatfield High School. Dean married Patricia Cullen on July 6, 1963, and recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Dean was fun loving and loved to laugh with family and friends. He enjoyed hunting, listening to country music and helping out family and friends. He worked for Palmer Soderberg as a drywall finisher and worked on many commercial jobs in the Rochester area for 35 years. He was a member of the Local Union 681 and retired in 1999.

Dean is survived by his wife, Patricia; and his three children, Julie (Brian) Darcy of Mazeppa, Tim Arnold of Rochester and Sheri (Darryl) Thompson of Rochester; four grandchildren, Don and Sean Darcy and Sid and Autumn Thompson; eight brothers and sisters, Carolyn (Myron) Bicknese of Rochester, Rita (Larry) Newman of Rochester, Linda Kuster of St. Peter, Dave (Gail) Arnold of Stewartville, Gerry (Cathy) Arnold of Rochester, Rick (Nancy) Arnold of Chatfield, Mark (Pam) of Acworth, Ga., and Cindy (Ken) Moe of Rochester; and stepmother, June Arnold of Rochester.

Dean was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Deina Arnold, his oldest brother, Jack Arnold and three infant siblings.

He was a great inspiration to all who knew him and will be deeply missed.

Online condolences are welcome at A visitation was held Saturday, Sept. 7, in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home in Rochester.

Online condolences are welcome at

Macken Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.