Ernest ‘Ernie’ Albert Arlt

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A livestream of the service will take place by accessing

Ernest ‘Ernie’ Arlt, 82, Minot, died Saturday, October 16, 2021, in a Minot hospital.

Ernie was born May 24, 1939, in Garrison, ND to Emil and Mathilda (Walter) Arlt.  He was raised and educated in Garrison.

Ernest enlisted into the North Dakota Army National Guard in 1957.  He served honorably during the Berlin Crisis and was discharged in 1964.

Ernest was united in marriage to Faye Mensing on June 28, 1960.  They made their home in Minot and were blessed with four children.  Ernie spent his working years as a dedicated mechanic between Johnson Chevrolet and Auran Chevrolet now known as Ryan Chevrolet.  He retired in 1999 after 36 years of service.

Ernie was a member of St. Leo’s Catholic Church, American Legion, American Vets, Good Sam Club, and the Magic City Antique Car Club, all of Minot. He also valued his memberships to the International Ward Veterans Alliance, Vintage Chevy Club, Antique Automobile Club of America and the Hudson Motor Car Club.

When he wasn’t restoring one of his antique cars or putting a shine on the Hudson that his grandfather bought new in ’47, Ernie enjoyed camping with his family and friends and traveling to many destinations in the United States and Canada.  He will be remembered for his love for his family, witty jokes and sense of humor, his smile, his kindness and his ability to diagnose a Chevy sight unseen.  Ernie would give the shirt off his back to help a stranger in need.  He was a family man who wanted nothing more than to work hard to provide for his family, which he did.

Ernie is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Faye, Minot; children Allyson Arlt, Minot, Jeffery (Ashley) Arlt, Las Vegas, NV, Carla (Ben) Brown, Minot and Shelby (Keith) Semerad, Henderson, NV; four grandchildren Derek (Chelsea) Brown, Kristi (Jeremy) Burt, Ashley Brown, Mimi Arlt and step-grandson Owen McCoy; great grandchildren Andrew, Nevaeh, Lily, Michael, Teahra, Benjamin, Mitchell, Parker, Bransyn and Wyatt; sister Alvina Meier, Elgin, ND and sister-in-law Beatrice Arlt, Billings, MT along with numerous special nieces, nephews and step-great-grandchildren.

Ernie was preceded in death by his parents, father and mother-in-law; Lloyd and Eva Mensing, his brothers; Rueben and Edwin, half-brother Albert Walter, infant brother, Richard; granddaughter, Shanna Murray, infant granddaughters Shannon Arlt and Khloe Semerad.

Mass of Christian Burial: 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at St. Leo The Great Roman Catholic Church, Minot. A livestream of the service will take place by accessing
Interment:  Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot
Vigil Prayer Service: 7:30 p.m. Monday, October 25, 2021 at Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Visitation:  Monday, October 25, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.




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