Timothy L. Arntz
1978 - 2013

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Timothy L. ArntzTimothy L. Arntz, age 35 of Greenville, died Wednesday, September 4, 2013. Tim is survived by his parents, Jeff and Jackie Arntz; sister and brother-in-law, Kelly and Ryan Johnson; grandparents, Bill and Betty Arntz; nephews, Alex and Jacob Johnson; fiancée, Stefanie Reitsma and her daughter Shay; and aunts, uncles, and cousins. Tim graduated from Greenville High School in 1996 and attended Montcalm Community College, where he received his Journeyman's card and worked at Greenville Tool & Die. He later owned and operated his own automobile finishing business. Tim enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, and any vehicle with an engine- the louder and faster, the better. He was an avid boxer and was the West Michigan Golden Gloves champion in 1996. He had a special relationship with his grandparents and nephews, had friends wherever he went, and could find something in common with just about anyone. He will be missed by those who knew him. Visitation will be at Hurst Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. A table with cards will be available for friends to write memories of or experiences with Tim. Memorial contributions may be given to the Education Foundation of Greenville (www.efgmi.com) or to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (www.nami.org).

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Kraig and Mary Ann Johnson
Thursday September 12, 2013 at 8:30 PM

May you find comfort in happy memories of Tim, strength in each others' love, and peace in the Grace of God. "So do not fear for I am with you; do not be dismayed for I am your God; I will strength you and help you; I will unhold you with My righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10 Your love for Tim will live on forever. With Love and Prayers, Kraig & Mary Ann
 
Ryan Esquivel
Wednesday September 11, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Jeff and Jackie, I wanted to say so much more at Tim's visitation but could not find the words. I want to say thank you. Not only for the opportunity to have known him, but for the way you always welcomed me into your home whenever I visited. Although I had not seen you or him recently, Tim was one of my few true friends and will be missed greatly.
 
Danell Merren
Wednesday September 11, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Kelly, we are so very sorry for your loss. Words can't begin to say how deeply sorry we are for you. May God grant you peace during this difficult time.
 
Bill Cowles
Wednesday September 11, 2013 at 12:29 PM

Though I did not know Tim, as I read the many condolences, I feel as if I knew him so well. What a fantastic, fun-loving guy. May all of Tim's family and friends find peace and strength in God at this most tragic time.
 
Diane Jewell
Tuesday September 10, 2013 at 10:37 PM

So sorry for your loss. Bill and Betty Arntz Tim walks among the Angels now, God bless
 
Ron & Mary Brimmer
Tuesday September 10, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Bill & Betty Arntz and Arntz Family, We were deeply saddened to hear about Tim's passing. Your family is in our daily thoughts and prayers. May God grant you strength during this difficult time.
 
Susan Strobridge
Tuesday September 10, 2013 at 8:01 PM

I was so sorry to hear about Tim. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
 
jaramie avery
Tuesday September 10, 2013 at 6:00 PM

time its all to sad to know a old friend and for me to get the news.I'm still in shock to know this happens.I'm sorry for this thank you for being there for me when I needed someone to talk to.God will take care of you now.and some day bud I will see u again.love you man.God bless your family.and from my end your freinds.
 
Julia freeman
Tuesday September 10, 2013 at 4:52 PM

An amazing guy and friend is lost... Words can not express the sadness I feel for all who knew Tim. Memories and laughter will always live on in him. I pray he is at peace. My thoughts and prayers go out to all who knew and loved him. He will be greatly missed.
 
Heather O'Neill and Family
Tuesday September 10, 2013 at 12:03 PM

Arntz Family, With our deepest sympathy, we are so sorry for your loss. I became friends with Tim in Middle School and since then, whether we were in contact or not, he has always held a special place in my heart because he was an incredibly special person. Helen Keller said, "All that we love deeply becomes a part of us." He was loved deeply by so many and he will never be forgotten. We pray that in time God will begin to mend the broken pieces of your hearts and replace the pain with hope and loving memories. Your family is in our daily thoughts and prayers.
 
Judy (petersen) Reusser
Tuesday September 10, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Betty, Bill and family: I am so very sorry to read of your loss. May you all find comfort in your memories.
 
Debra and John Muns
Tuesday September 10, 2013 at 10:41 AM

So very sorry for your loss! Tim we love you and will miss you honey. So many times together having fun.. Together our motor cycle. Honey we know your at peace now.. Prayed for that and you knew that too I love you and will miss you aunt Deb
 
Brian & Andrea Cowles
Tuesday September 10, 2013 at 7:55 AM

Arntz Family, we are so deeply sorry for your loss. Timmy was a dear friend of over 29 years and always brought a smile and great humor to every situation. He found friends everywhere he went. There are so many great memories of growing up in sports, drag racing muscle cars, trucks and at the sand dunes, racing dirt bikes and working his pit for him, riding snowmobiles all over Montcalm county; the list is endless. It cannot be stressed enough how admired he was and how badly he will be missed. Our deepest condolences and dont hesitate to reach out if you need anything. Grace & Peace.
 
Belinda Voit
Tuesday September 10, 2013 at 2:31 AM

Blessings and comfort to all who grieve the loss of Tim in their lives.
 
Janel Strobridge-Hansen & family
Monday September 9, 2013 at 9:46 PM

Tim, a wonderful childhood friend, smiling and laughing as we all ran around the neighborhood. May your heart and soul find peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead.
 
Jill Paris Holliday
Monday September 9, 2013 at 9:31 PM

Arntz Family-- Words cannot express the heartache this news brings. So so sorry for your great loss. May God grant you some peace in the coming days. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. --The Hollidays
 
Jeanne and Larry Maher
Monday September 9, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Kelly, Ryan, Alex, Jake and the Arntz family, we are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.
 
Marty and Tiffany Obetts
Monday September 9, 2013 at 7:46 PM

Kelly, Ryan, Alex and Jake -- we are praying for your comfort today and in the difficult days ahead. Love, M, T & C
 
Trent Christensen
Monday September 9, 2013 at 7:27 PM

Timmy you will be greatly missed! May all the fishing, hunting and fast cars take care of you!
 
Mike April Morgan and Mia
Monday September 9, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Kelly, Ryan, Jake and Alex, we are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts are breaking for you and your family. Love from the Petersens
 
Jen DenOuden
Monday September 9, 2013 at 12:35 PM

Kelly, Ryan, Alex and Jake, our hearts are hurting for you and your family in this time of loss. Praying God provides you with deep comfort and hope. Love, DenOudens
 
Cathy & Henry Capogna
Monday September 9, 2013 at 12:27 PM

Dear Kelly and Family, We are so sad about Tim, and sad for all of you. We cannot imagine the grief you are going through, but I am glad you all have each other for love and support. Take care of each other, and know that Tim is with God. Love, Cathy & henry
 
Chris, Aly and Hadleigh Farnham
Monday September 9, 2013 at 7:07 AM

Kelly, Ryan, Alex and Jake, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.
 
Antonia Maurici
Sunday September 8, 2013 at 11:03 PM

To The Arntz Family, I am so sorry for your loss of Tim. He and I had been in school together from pre-school to high school. To hear of the death of someone who I had known since forever was a great shock. I am praying for you all along with my church family. May God help you through this time.
 
Kevin & Michelle LeMahieu
Sunday September 8, 2013 at 2:36 PM

Ryan, Kelly, Alex & Jake, we are so very sorry for your loss. Please know that we are praying for your entire family.
 
Judy Goodwin
Sunday September 8, 2013 at 11:45 AM

My heart goes out to the Arntz family. I loved having Tim and Tom and Brandan at my house. They were such good friends, and sooo active! Tim's smile was the greatest! It would light up the room, and made him look oh so innocent. He will be remembered and missed.
 
Rick and Shayna Budres
Sunday September 8, 2013 at 10:31 AM

With deep sympathy, our thoughts and prayers go to the Arntz family. Tim was a beautiful person both inside and out. He had this amazing way of making you feel special, just by being you. His smile was so warm and welcoming and could always lift your spirits. I pray that you have peace now, my friend. You will be missed more than words can say. "For I am sure that neither death nor life...will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:38-39
 
Karen and Clark Lincoln
Sunday September 8, 2013 at 9:10 AM

We know there is nothing we can say or do to take away the horrible pain you feel right now. We are just hoping that over time the love you have from family and friends will bring you some comfort. We love you and are here for you always.
 
Norman & Loni Vander Stel
Saturday September 7, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Dear Arntz Family ~ You have been very close in thought & prayer & will continue to be through the months & years ahead. Norm & Loni Vander Stel Neighbors on Johnson Road "Norm's Small Engine Repair"
 
Michelle McElhinny
Saturday September 7, 2013 at 10:41 PM

Ryan, Kelly and Family. I am so sorry about your loss. My heart is aching for you. May God comfort you.
 
Terra Haight
Saturday September 7, 2013 at 10:01 PM

When you lose someone you love, your whole world is shattered. Nothing looks the same. People don't know what to say and the only solace can be found in moments of exhausted sleep. You're not supposed to forget them. You're not supposed to get over it or even through it. That life you had will not come back. You will see them again one day. In the meantime, you've got this life to live. It won't be the same, but it doesn't have to be awful. If you'd passed instead of them, you wouldn't want to be looking down seeing their days filled with misery mourning the loss of you. Grieve, yes, and mourn, and don't rush the flood of feelings and memories. But when you feel you can begin again, do so without guilt. Live for them, love for them, share every good thing they taught you with the whole world. This is a beautiful way to honor their life and have what they gave to you carry on in spirit for the rest of your days. -Doe Zantamata
 
Emma & Sophie
Saturday September 7, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Dear Jake & Alex, We are sad about your Uncle Tim. We know he was a lot of fun and you really loved him. Jesus loves him too. If you ever get sad think of Psalm 23. We love you, Emma & Sophie
 
Dale Kluzak
Saturday September 7, 2013 at 8:55 PM

We only knew Tim because he plowed our driveway in the winter. He was always so respectful and kind to us. We are so very sorry for your loss. May God grant you peace.
 
John and Debra Muns
Saturday September 7, 2013 at 5:47 PM

Tim john an I are going to always remember our great times with you!! Our bike gotta love that sound..going to miss you , We know that you knew we loved you and prayed for you to feel better! Now you have peace honey love you auntie Deb an johnny..
 
John Renucci
Saturday September 7, 2013 at 4:27 PM

So sorry about your loss.. Tim was a great guy.. Worked with Tim at GTD. A lot of great memories as we were all like one big family. Lots of late nights after work playing cards and drinking beer! Gonna miss ya buddy..!
 
Kim Johnson
Saturday September 7, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Prayers for your Family Tim. . .Tim was a great guy. . .I have some good memories with him! Kelly Jackie and Family. . .please know you are being thought of and prayed for!
 
Rae Dewberry and Family
Saturday September 7, 2013 at 1:11 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. He was a good friend to Seth and Erica - both are saddened. I remember him camping in the yard with Seth, blowing up bottle bombs in the driveway, and those Gus Macker Days. He gave a lot of good memories for many.
 
Robin Heether
Saturday September 7, 2013 at 9:41 AM

Thoughts and prayers. So hard losing a classmate! Good times, especially during our senior year roaming the halls and being placed on the hall wandering list! Our excuse.. . .we had permission, really! Keep watching from above on your loved ones, Tim"
 
Jack and Joyce Brown
Saturday September 7, 2013 at 9:30 AM

I cannot fathom your grief and pain at the loss of your son Tim. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. May the spirit of comfort and strength abide with you and fill your days with a gentle peace.
 
Steve & Gail Brechting
Saturday September 7, 2013 at 9:25 AM

Kelly, Ryan and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you ! Steve & Gail Brechting
 
Michelle Jasso
Saturday September 7, 2013 at 9:13 AM

Arntz Family, I lived just down the road from you and knew Tim growing up. He used to come down on his dirt bike and a few of the neighbor kids and I would chat with him. I came home for a visit a year or so ago and was running alongside the road. Tim was driving by and must have recognized me because he turned around an we chatted for a few minutes. He was always a friendly person and it saddens me to hear of his passing. My family's thoughts and prayers go out to you.
 
Ron & Cheryl Porter
Saturday September 7, 2013 at 7:36 AM

Bill and Family, So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers go out to you all. Blessings in your time of sorry! Ron and Cheryl Porter
 
Terra Haight
Saturday September 7, 2013 at 6:02 AM

I have known Tim since middle school. We always laughed and had fun together as he had a wonderful sense of humor. We shared many memories throughout high school. I know his love for his fast cars. I especially remember the one that he cherished greatly and his senior picture taken with in high school. He is a great friend. He will be forever missed. Losing a longtime friend is so difficult. I wish to maintain the many memories I shared with Tim because I believe it is an essential and important element during these deep moments of sorrow and through the grieving process. I will forever honor his friendship and retain the fond memories and will always and keep them alive in my heart. I pray for the grace and peace of Gods comfort to be with all of Tim's loved ones during all the difficult moments. Romans 14:8 For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lords.
 
Sara Andrews
Saturday September 7, 2013 at 12:15 AM

Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family during this difficult time! We are so sorry for your loss. Kevin & Sara Andrews
 
Toni & Terry Dowdell
Friday September 6, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Kelly and family, You have our deepest condolences. Your brother was a very sweet person. We cant imagine the pain you are in. You have always been a special friend to Terry and I and please know our hearts and prayers go out to you. The Dowdell Family
 
Janette & Brandon Coover
Friday September 6, 2013 at 8:40 PM

Kelly & Ryan, Alex & Jake, and Tim's Parents, We were so sorry to hear about Tim. I'm sure you have many wonderful memories of Tim and all of your years you had together and you are holding them close to your hearts. May God carry you through this difficult time. Janette and Brandon, Le Mars IA, Ryan's aunt and cousin.
 
robin kellogg barron
Friday September 6, 2013 at 7:49 PM

he was a good friend when we was in high school he will be dearly missed so sorry for your loss