This branch of the Arendt Family began in Gibson, Iowa. Mom and Dad moved the family to Montezuma, IA in 1946 when dad founded the Peoples Savings Bank. Most of the family still lives there. Jim and his family have moved to North Carolina and Missouri.
Melvin Arendt Sr. and Dolores J. Farmer were married in 1911 and raised 4 children.
Top Row Richard Mel Jr. James
Front Row Shirley Mom Dad
Mel Jr. in California in 1998.
Mel married Miriam Rodman in 1963. They had 1 son, Michael, born May 6, 1972 in Phoenix, Az.