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Ryan W. Arnold, DDS

    September 19, 1975  -  August 2, 2010

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Born: September 19, 1975

Death: August 2, 2010

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Dr. Ryan W. Arnold, age 34, of Watertown, South Dakota, passed away Monday, August 2, 2010 at the University Hospital in Aurora, Colorado. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 9, 2010 at the Cornerstone United Methodist Church in Watertown. Reverend Steve Ferguson will officiate with Kathryn Ferguson and Christy Poppen as soloists. Interment will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery followed by the funeral lunch at the Foursquare Church in Watertown.

Visitation will be Sunday, from 2-6:00 p.m. at the Wight, Comes & Sogn Funeral Chapel in Watertown.

Honorary pallbearers will be Chad Arnold, Barry Poppen, Allen West, Rock Arnold, Craig Pendley, Zack Kelm, Adam Graves, Jason Graves, Jordan King, Arnold Orthodontic staff and SD Dental Association.

Active pallbearers will be Rod Arnold, Robb Arnold, Tony Arnold, Dustin Strande, Boyd Knudsen, Darren Zander and Danny Strande.

Ryan Wesley Arnold was born on September 19, 1975 in Watertown, South Dakota 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. 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 was united in marriage with Shannon Lorraine Strande on July 12, 1997 at Lake Poinsett, South Dakota. 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 was preceded in death by his grandfather, Wesley Arnold; and his uncle, Ron Arnold.

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

The family have setup a fund to benefit the children's education.  A portion will also be used to construct a fresh water well for an impoverished African community in Ryan's name.

If you'd like to contribute, please send checks to: 

Ryan and Shannon Arnold Children's Trust

PO Box 231 -
Watertown, SD 57201

- or drop off at any Great Western Bank

Arrangements by Wight, Comes & Sogn Funeral Chapel, 1111 4th ST NE, Watertown, SD 57201 ~ 605-886-5876.

Date Time
Sunday, 8/8/2010 2:00-6:00 p.m.
Visitation Location
Wight, Comes & Sogn Funeral Chapel - Watertown, SD
Date Time
Monday, 8/9/2010 11:00 a.m.
Service Location  
Cornerstone United Methodist Church - Watertown, SD