Barr Memorial Chapel obituary – Jesse Wayne Arnold, 73, Fort Madison

Jesse Wayne Arnold, 73, of Fort Madison, Iowa died Wednesday morning, February 23, 2022 at the Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center, Fort Madison.  He was born February 4, 1949, a son of Fred B and Alathea (Tollman) Arnold.  He married Brenda Lumsden on November 16, 1991, she survives.

Jesse was a graduate of Fort Madison High School.  He was a truck driver, driving for Shipley Construction/Lee County Ready Mix at his retirement.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda Arnold; one son Jesse Lee Arnold of Moline, Illinois; two siblings, Fred R (Sharon) Arnold and Debbie (Richard) Petty all of Fort Madison; one granddaughter, and other family members and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters: Helen Wyatt, Lydia Woods, and Naomi Hansen; two nephews and a niece.

Per his wishes, his body has been cremated.  No services are planned.  Contributions are being accepted to help pay for his final expenses.  Checks may be made to Barr Memorial Chapel, 1919 Ave F, Fort Madison, Iowa 52627.  Barr Memorial Chapel is honored to serve the Arnold family and an online guest book may be found at

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