Austin was born in Appleton on December 6, 1999 to Robby and Ann (Jepson) Arnold. He was baptized at St. Martin Lutheran Church in Clintonville and attended school in Clintonville where he had just finished his sophomore year of high school. Austin had a talent for art and drawing. He had future trips planned to Europe to learn more about art and had started research on attending college in Florida to major in art. Austin enjoyed playing baseball, football, snowmobiling, reading, and deer hunting. He was a current member of the American Legion Post #63 baseball team and enjoyed umpiring for the Clintonville Youth Baseball League. He loved to joke around and spend time with his younger brother Dylan and his dog Oreo. Although gone from our sight, he will live on forever in our hearts.
Survivors include: his parents, Robby and Ann Arnold, Clintonville; brother, Dylan Arnold, Clintonville; maternal grandparents, Dennis and Beverly Jepson, Clintonville; paternal grandparents, Donald and Cheryl Kruckeberg, New London; aunts and uncles: Ryan (Jesse) Kruckeberg, Menasha; Brian (Tracy) Jepson, Clintonville; Amy (Jerry) Oliphant, Mason; and Becky (Scott Rouse) Jepson, Shawano; cousins: Ty, Tesa, Morgan, Ethan, Ben, and Nick. Numerous other relatives and friends. Also his dog: Oreo. Austin was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Robert Arnold and his maternal and paternal great-grandparents.
Austin’s memorial service will be held Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 6 p.m. at the St. Martin Lutheran Church in Clintonville with Rev. Christian Burg and Rev. Vilas Mazemke officiating. Friends may call at the church on Thursday from 2 p.m. until the time of the service. The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory of Clintonville is assisting his family. An online guestbook for Austin can be found at www.eberhardtstevenson.com In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established by Austin’s family.
The Arnold family would like to extend their most heartfelt thanks to their family, friends, the police department, and the entire community for the search effort and all of the love and support they have received over the past few days.