Arnold Koranda, 80 of Dade City, Florida and formerly of Maquoketa Iowa died Friday November 15, 2019 as a result of injuries received in a motor vehicle accident.
Arnold Lee Koranda was born January 8, 1939 in Monmouth, Iowa to Lumir and Velma (Kuehl) Koranda. Arnold was a graduate of Monmouth High School. He married Beverly White on January 18, 1959. She preceded him in death on November 30, 1988. Arnold then married Suzette Novak on October 14, 1989.
Arnold had been a former Maquoketa Police officer and a businessman owning and operating A-1 TV and Appliance and WAKA restaurant for many years before retiring to Florida.
Arnold enjoyed camping (especially with friends and family at the "Old Threshers Reunion" in Mount Pleasant, Iowa), working and keeping busy, talking on the phone and staying up to date with Maquoketa news, attending coffee and Optimist meetings while visiting Maquoketa and spending time with family and his pets namely his dog "Lady" who passed in the same auto accident.
Those left to honor Arnold's memory include his wife Suzette and his children Pamela (Dale) Arp of Clinton, IA, Brad (Becky) Koranda of Maquoketa, IA, Robert (Robin) Koranda of Maquoketa, IA, Jolene Ledding of Maquoketa, IA and Alisha (Will) Price of Williamston, North Carolina; brother Gene Larry (Barb) Koranda of Monmouth, IA; sister Connie Bonney of Delmar, IA; five grandchildren, Bode (Samantha) Koranda of West Branch, IA, Zachary Arp of Clinton, IA, Brooklyn Koranda of Tipton, IA and Hannah and Savannah Ledding of Maquoketa, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife Beverly.
Cremation will take place in Florida and a Memorial gathering of family and friends celebrating Arnold's life will be held in Maquoketa at a later date when Suzette has recovered from injuries received in the motor vehicle accident.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, an Arnold Koranda memorial fund has been established.
Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.
My deepest sympathy to the Koranda family. He will be missed.
Our sympathy to the Koranda family.
arnie will be greatly missed he was such a kind and gentle man RIP my friend
My Deepest Sympathies to his family.
Deepest Sympathy to Arnold’s family. Prayers for God’s Grace and comfort during this trying time.
Arnold, Brad and Family; So sorry to hear of Arnold's passing. He was a great guy and a tribute to the Police Department where I had the pleasure of working with him. Always carried the ball well and was friendly and fair to all. Brad, he taught you well and you are doing a great job Our Prayers thoughts are with you and all the family. Rest in peace Arnold... Ron & Doris
Maquoketa Police Dept
My heat goes out to Brad and Pam, it's been many years but I remember visiting with Aunt Mae Hart., Bev and your Dad were wonderful people.
My deepest sympathy to Arnold's family and friends. My he rest in peace.
Pam, so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Our deepest sympathies to the family. Sending prayers that Sue heals quickly.
With sincere sympathy.
Suzette, so very sorry to hear about your accident and loss of your dear Arnie..you are in my thoughts and prayers as you heal...
Arnold was a favorite cousin. A good man with a big heart.
Brad, Sending thoughts and prayers of sympathy to you and all of Arnie's family as well as prayers for Sue's speedy recovery. Arnie was one of the good guys. Prayers and hugs to all.
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. May your memories ease your pain and our prayers and your Faith keep you strong.
My deepest sympathies to all the family. Praying your memories offer you some comfort during this difficult time.
To the family of Arnie, We are so sorry to hear of Arnie's passing. He was a wonderful neighbor and a kind friend. He will be missed in this world but they are rejoicing in heaven. Our healing wishes also go out to Sue during this difficult time of his passing but of her injuries as well. God be with you all. Wendy and Dennis Scott and Daylyn and Kris Meade
Brad,Pam and Bob so sorry for your loss. I remember our families camping together as kids. It was always a lot of fun, laughs and water fights
Our prayers are with Arnold's family and friends. Also, prayers for Sue as she heals from her injuries. May the Lord be with all and give you his comfort and healing Love.
To Sue and the Koranda family, You all have my deepest sympathy on Arnie's passing. May you find comfort in knowing our Lord is watching over all of you at this most difficult time.I will continue to pray for Sue's healing . May God hold you in the palm of his hand. My sympathy to you all.
Gene and Barb,
Val and I extend our sympathies to you during this time. My time with Arnie was short as he was moving to Florida shortly after I met him. But I remember that he was excited about the move and it would appear that he was happy there. We will keep him and you in our prayers in the days ahead.
Prayers for your family. We always enjoyed Arnold and his family.
Karenlynn Hodgden Hurt
Sending thoughts and prayers of sympathy to all of Arnold's family and prayers for Sue's recovery. Blessings and hugs to you.
So sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers to all 🦋
My deepest sympathy to the family. I had the pleasure to work at Waka my first job after moving to Maquoketa from Dallas (27years ago) When ever Arnold n Sue would come up. Sue would call n hook up with me. Prayers to all .
I am so sorry for your loss. Arnie was one of my favorite people! He was such a nice person, and I loved his personality. My cousin Suzette was married to a great guy. Love and prayers to all of the Koranda family.
Was glad to know Arnie. He was such a kind soul that loved a good time @friends and family. We were glad to celebrate his 80th birthday taking a road trip to Englewood, Fl. to enjoy bossa catfish and a very cold beer. Cheers to the memories.
Many prayers to all the family. Treasure the memories and lessons he leaves behind! Sympathy to all!
So sorry for your families loss. Hugs & prayers.
Bob & Carol Simonson
So sorry to hear this. He was a great friend and a great man. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
So sorry to hear the news of Arnolds passing. My heart goes out to Larry and Connie and families. My deepest sympathies, prayers and hugs.
So sorry for your loss u have our sympathy to all of the Families
To Brad and the entire family my deepest sympathy. Sorry for your loss .
This is sad news, Arnie was one of the good guys......I hadn't seen him in years, but I enjoyed his company....rest easy Arnie., and my thoughts to the family and Sue, hope her recovery is swift.
So sorry to hear of Arnold's passing. Our heartfelt condolences to the family. Sue, we are hoping for a speedy recovery. Dave and Cindy Brady
To the Koranda family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
I am sending my Deepest sympathy to Arnie's family Remembering the good times we had camping at the Old threshers, and other times. Was always fun to visit with when they were back home for a visit. Cherish the Love shared and the Memories made for these keep our loved ones with us forever.
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