Arnold R. Berryhill

June 05, 1925 - March 27, 2019

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Wednesday, April 03, 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel

Thursday, April 04, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


Thursday, April 04, 11:00 AM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


Arnold Ross Berryhill, 93, of Angola and formerly of Avilla died Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at 6:55 a.m. at Aperion Care in Angola.

He was born June 5, 1925, in DeKalb County to Russell and Gladys Irene (Haverstock) Berryhill.

In 1971, he married Ruth Elaine (DePew) Weirich. She preceded him in death on March 14, 2009.

Mr. Berryhill worked at International Harvestor in Fort Wayne for 18 years. He then owned and operated A & H Specialties in Kendallville for 25 years, retiring in September, 1991.

He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Kendallville and Gideon’s International. He was also a 32nd degree Mason and former member of the Eastern Star where he served as a past Worthy Patron.

Surviving are two daughters, Brenda (Phil) DeRosia of Ormond Beach, Florida, and Linda Sue (Alan) Stetzel of Angola; a stepson, Dan (Sue) Weirich of Huntertown; three grandchildren, Chris Forbes, Jeromie (Melissa) Henderson, and Jessica Henderson; 11 step grandchildren, Josh (Katie) Weirich, Melissa (Steve) Zabel, Matt (Kristin) Weirich, Ricky Stetzel, Renee Stetzel, Philip (Amanda) DeRosia, Jennifer DeRosia, Lauren Carver, Billy Waddington, Alyssa Waddington, and Micheala Baumgartner; six great-grandchildren, Alysia Forbes, Cody Forbes, Shelby Forbes, Steven Henderson, Cameron Philips, and Emma Henderson; 14 step great-grandchildren, Brandt Weirich, Ethan Weirich, Cassie Weirich, Soren Zabel, Marek Zabel, Clara Weirich, Daylia Stetzel, Remmey Stetzel, Roman Stetzel, Dallas Stetzel, Jeremiah Stetzel, Braydon Smith, Evan DeRosia, and Sarah DeRosia; five great-great-grandchildren; three halfsisters, Naomi Cook of Auburn, Wanda Lorenze of Thermopolis, Wyoming, and Marilyn Weilbaker of West Lafayette; two half brothers, Raymond Berryhill of Corunna and Everett Berryhill of Corunna; and the mother of his children, Hazel Berryhill Henderson of Angola.

He was also preceded in death by a son, Steven Berryhill; a grandson, Eric Forbes; two great-granddaughters, Courtney Forbes and Cassandra Forbes; a brother, Dean Berryhill; and a stepsister, Elizabeth Waldron;

Funeral services will be Thursday, April 4, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with Rev. Steven Bahrt of Faith United Methodist Church in Kendallville officiating. Burial will be in Fairfield Cemetery in DeKalb County.

Pallbearers are Steven Henderson, Jeromie Henderson, Jeremiah Stetzel, Josh Weirich, Matt Weirich, and Melissa Zabel.

Calling is Wednesday, April 3, 2019, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service on Thursday.

Preferred memorials are to Gideon’s International or the American Cancer Society.

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Renee Stetzel
April 3rd, 2019 3:45pm
Hamilton, IN

We will miss you Grandpa😘

Shirley Forbes
March 31st, 2019 11:28am

So very sorry for your lost!! Sending love, prayers and hugs to you all. Wish I could be there. I remember Uncle Arnold being a great guy.

Dave and Julie Fronk
March 30th, 2019 9:06pm
Tucson AZ

Our sincere sympathy to the family! May God comfort you in your grief.

Paulette Mervine
March 30th, 2019 5:50pm
12555 Pennock Ave, #213 Apple

So sorry for your loss, I feel for you because I am still getting over the loss of Mom and Dad. Prayers, loves, hugs and kisses to you all.

Jim & Rita Coats
March 30th, 2019 3:01pm

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Gods blessings to you all.

Scott & Diane Bell & Family
March 30th, 2019 2:46pm
Kendallville IN

After being widowed when her Son was young, God Blessed our Aunt Ruth with a wonderful man who shared her Faith & Love of God. In doing so Dan was blessed with a great Stepfather & role model and we all were blessed with a caring & giving Uncle. I am so grateful that A. Ruth & U. Arnold had time together to travel & enjoy the family they so loved. Arnold was a kind, loyal & honest man. He was never hesitant about lending a hand to someone in need. The years he and Aunt Ruth spent giving Bibles, speaking of God & Hope, plus praying for jail inmates week after week attests to that. God Bless & Rest In Peace Uncle Arnold.