SERVICES: Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Faith United Lutheran Church, 8964 Highway 37, Iron. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service, and lunch will be served afterwards. Family services provided by Bauman-Cron, a Bauman Family Funeral Home in Virginia. To share a personal remembrance of Arnie online, please see: www.baumanfuneralhome.com.o
Arnie Lee Archambeau, 31, tragically passed away in a traffic accident south of Aurora on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008. Arnie was born in Duluth, Minn., Oct. 18 1977. He grew up in Cherry and was active in Boy Scouts, baseball, football, basketball, and track. Arnie worked in both residential and commercial construction, and took great pride in any project he undertook. He worked all over the United States for lengths of time and homecoming was always a special occasion.Arnie loved spending time with his family and many friends, and was always there for anyone who needed a hand. Arnie enjoyed “playing” with his kids, biking (going unreal distances), fishing, and hunting. His special pleasure was sitting around the “backyard fire,” listening to music, laughing and talking with family and friends.
This tragic loss of life at such an early age will have lasting effects on so many lives. The hurt in our hearts may soften over time, but life will never be the same without Arnie.
Arnie is survived by his parents, Keith and Beth (Suomela) Archambeau; sister, Mary Beth Archambeau; brother, Keith Archambeau Jr.; daughter, Paige Long; son, Isaac Lubinski; niece, Lillian Hunt; grandfather, Leroy Archambeau; extended family, Jaren, Trista, Jace, Denton, Jared; and many friends.Arnie was preceded in death by his by his grandparents, Arnold Suomela, Elizabeth Suomela, Dorothy Archambeau; and his infant son Jacob Long.