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Arnold “Arnie” Heide

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Arnold “Arnie” William Heide, 77, of Carroll, passed away, surrounded by his family, at his home on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020.

Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, at First United Methodist Church in Carroll with the Rev. Terry Plocher officiating. Casket bearers will be Adam Heide, Kyle Christensen, Nick Prokop, Ron Rothe, Dave Rothe and Roger Rothe. Burial will be at Carroll City Cemetery.

Visitation will be held at First United Methodist Church for one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Masks are required at the church, and those in attendance are asked to abide by COVID-19 social-distancing guidelines.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll, and online condolences may be left for Arnie’s family at

Arnie was born on Dec. 30, 1942, in Denison, Iowa, and was a son of Axel and Loretta (Roth) Heide. He grew up in Carroll and graduated from Kuemper High School in 1960. Following high school he lived in California for two years and then moved to Omaha where he worked for Union Pacific Railroad in the machine shop.

He was married Sharon Liechti on Sept. 29, 1963, at United Church of Christ in Lake View. The couple made their home in Omaha until moving in 1977 to Carroll where he worked for Farmland Foods and then Continental Can out of Omaha. He later supervised the maintenance departments at Regency Park Nursing and then at the Carroll Health Center Nursing Home. In retirement, Arnie worked part time at the Carroll Hy-Vee Store in maintenance. He enjoyed fishing, restoring old cars and pickups, playing cards and spending time with his family.

Arnie is survived by his wife, Sharon, of Carroll; son Stephen Heide (Michelle) of South Sioux City, Nebraska; daughter Lesli Pool (David), of Yutan, Nebraska; son Jeffrey Heide of Sioux Center, Iowa; 10 grandchildren, Heather Christensen (Kyle), Ashleigh Wiltgen (Cody), Chelsie Prokop (Nick), Danielle Lantinga (Sam), Jeffrey Heide Jr., Adam Heide, Shaylee Heide, Sophia Heide, Tobias Heide and Skylar Heide; two great-grandchildren, Aubin and Wyatt; his brother, Marvin Heide, of Duluth, Minnesota; his sister, Sharon Ann Sturges, of Carroll; and other extended family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Axel and Loretta Heide; and his father- and mother-in-law, Albert and Vergil Liechti; sister-in-law Margaret Heide; and brother-in-law John Sturges.

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