School 17

James Arnold

June 24, 1933 ~ May 23, 2020 (age 86)


James Franklin Arnold, age 86, passed away Saturday May 23, 2020 in St Peters Missouri where he was visiting his grandchildren.

'Coach' as he was fondly referred to had been a resident of Glen Ellyn for 58 years, he was born in Battle Creek Michigan.

Jim was a staple at Glenbard West HS for 30 years.  He taught US History, Drivers Ed, coaching Track and Field, Cross Country and Golf.

He is survived by his children Marc (Kathy) of St Peters Mo, Eric Arnold of Beverly HIlls Ca, his grandchildren Christopher, Michael (Emily) and Scott, his sister Suzanne Arnold of Tampa Florida.

A memorial gathering will be on Wednesday, May 27th from 4-8 PM. A maximum a 10 people will be allowed in at a time. We will rotate visitors though as space opens up. 

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of James Arnold, please visit our floral store.


Memorial Gathering
May 27, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Leonard Memorial Funeral Home & Cremations
565 Duane Street
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

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