John S. Arnold, Pine River, WI, age 58 – died on Friday, December 30, 2011 at Froedert Memorial Lutheran Hospital in Milwaukee, WI. He was born on July 1, 1953 in Wausau, WI, the son of George and Alice (Merklein) Arnold. John married Margaret Woodward on November 26, 1977 in Wausau, WI. John is survived by his wife, Margaret; daughter, Allison Arnold; and his sister, Jane Eckerle of Green Bay. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. John was an active member of Shepherd of The Lakes Church in Waupaca and was also the custodian of the church for the last seven years. He was active in Jail Ministry and served many weekends on Via de Cristo retreats throughout the area. John also enjoyed camping and fishing. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Shepherd of The Lakes Church in Waupaca, WI, with Pastors David Martin and Dean Wheeler, officiating. A visitation will be held at the church on Saturday morning from 9:30 – 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in memory of John Arnold. The Holly Funeral Home of Waupaca, WI is assisting the family with arrangements.