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Dr. Ryan W. Arnold — Watertown Sep, 19, 1975 – Aug. 2, 2010

Posted: Friday, Aug 6th, 2010

Dr. Ryan W. Arnold, 34, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, at the University Hospital in Aurora, Colo.

Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Monday at the Cornerstone United Methodist Church in Watertown with the Rev. Steve Ferguson officiating. Burial is at Mt. Hope Cemetery followed by the funeral lunch at the Foursquare Church in Watertown.

Family requests memorials be designated to the Ryan and Shannon Arnold Children's Trust, P.O. Box 231, Watertown, 57201, (or drop off at any Great Western Bank). This will benefit the children's education plus a portion will also be used to construct a fresh water well for an impoverished African community in Ryan’s name.

Visitation is Sunday, from 2-6 p.m. at the Wight, Comes & Sogn Funeral Chapel in Watertown.

Ryan Wesley Arnold was born on Sept. 19, 1975 in Watertown to Robert Armand and Judith Dawn (Lee) Arnold.

He grew up in Watertown and graduated from Watertown High School in 1994. He attended Oral Roberts University and obtained his bachelor of science degree. Ryan then attended the University of Minnesota where he received his doctor of dentist surgery and after that he graduated from the Vanderbilt University in orthodontics. Ryan married Shannon Lorraine Strande on July 12, 1997 at Lake Poinsett. He was currently in partnership with Arnold Orthodontics in Watertown.

He loved spending time with his family, especially activities with his boys. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, waterskiing, snowmobiling and golfing.

He is survived by his wife, Shannon; their three children, Graham Douglas, Owen Robert and Oliver Ryan; his parents, Robert and Judith Arnold of Watertown and his siblings, Rod (Michelle) Arnold of New York, Janelle (Darren) Zander of Steamboat, Colo., and Chad (Cristine) Arnold of Castlerock, Colo.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Wesley Arnold; and his uncle, Ron Arnold.

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