Arnold Ross Boldt was born Sept. 20, 1937, in Douglas, the son of Harold and Mary (Corzine) Boldt.  
Arnold passed away at Ridgewood Rehabilitation and Care Center, Seward, Nebraska on June 12, 2017, at the age of 79 years,  8 months, 23 days.  
Arnold was a 1955 graduate of Douglas High School where his musical talents had only just begun.  
It is there where he met his lifelong partner.  
He was united in marriage to Sharon Kay Phillips on Dec. 15, 1957, at the Methodist Church, Douglas.  
They were blessed with three children, Jeffrey Lynn, Glenda Ann and Melanie Mae.  
Arnold was a hard worker and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.  
In his early years he worked as a service station attendant, a milk hauler and in construction with Beall Construction before settling into his true passions of farming and dairy.  
Arnold enjoyed working his farm and taking care of his dairy cattle, as he would say, “no prettier animal than a Holstein”.  
Often times he whistled while he worked, always carrying a song in his heart.   
They made their home in Vesta and Douglas before settling into the Seward area in January, 1963, where he farmed and operated a Grade A Dairy and later was a Pork Producer.  
He served on the boards for D.H.I.A., Blue Valley Coop and Seward County Zoning Variance.  
He was a long-time member of the Seward United Methodist Church serving on numerous church boards, and an active member of the church choir.  
Arnold was a longtime member of the Kiwanis Club of Seward, member of the KiTone chorus and was presented with an award for 29 years of service as a member of the Kiwanis Ag Banquet Committee.  
He was a longtime member of the “Goehner Centennial Players”.
Arnold was an artisan and took great pride in making beautiful furniture keepsake pieces for his family, i.e., cedar chests, jewelry armoires, mangers, clocks, etc..  
His favorite pastime was performing and entertaining; sharing his whistling and singing talents with numerous small to medium groups in a variety of settings.  
His whistling would mesmerize the audience; absolutely breathtaking.   He acclaimed the name of “The Whistler” throughout the Seward community and beyond.
Sharing his talents with others, making beautiful memories, working hard and serving the Lord all-the-while remaining a humble man is what made “Arnold, Arnold”.
Arnold is preceded in death by his parents and parents-in-law, Forrest and Pearl Phillips, one brother, Gary, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Jack and Evonne Scheib.
Arnold is survived by his wife Sharon, son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Barb Boldt, Carroll, Iowa; daughter and son-in-law, Glenda and Tom Chambers, Norfolk; and daughter and son-in-law, Melanie and Steve Brandenburg, Seward; eight grandchildren, Jeff and Rebecca Boldt, Santee, Calif.; Kristin and Joseph Wendt, Lincoln; Travis and Jade Chambers of Omaha; Stephanie Chambers and fiancé Van Dang of Omaha; Brittany Boldt of Kansas City, Mo.; Brandon Boldt, Iowa City, Iowa; Taylor Boldt, Iowa City, Iowa; and Malynn Brandenburg of Lincoln; six great-grandchildren, Brenna, Krysta, Ariana, Ericka, Makenna and Kyler; brothers, sister and their spouses, Milton Boldt, Stan and Bonnie Boldt, Bobbi Boldt, Doug and Mary Ann Boldt, Marlene and Doug Denison;  brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Irvin and Wilma Phillips; nieces, nephews and their spouses.
Arnold would be so humbled by each and every one of you.  
As he would say, “See you around the bend”.   
Visitation was to be Friday, June 16, from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. with the family present from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Zabka Funeral Home in Seward.
Service was to be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 17, at Seward United Methodist Church with Pastor Robert Henre officiating.
A graveside service was to be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 17 at Douglas Cemetery.
Memorials are being designated to the Boldt family for future designation.