Arnold's service will be livestreamed below starting at 10 AM Friday February 11, 2022.
Arnold Mayer passed away February 3, 2022 at Sanford Health, Fargo. He was born January 23, 1957 in Friedberg, Germany. He came to the United States in 1961 with his family after his father finished his military duties in Germany. He was raised and was a lifelong resident in Fargo, ND. Arnie enlisted in the US Army from 1975 - 1979. He trained at Fort Polk, LA and was stationed at Fort Hood, TX. He was fortunate to be stationed two years in Germany which allowed him to spend time with his grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins before returning to Fort Hood, TX. While serving in the US Army, he received several awards and certificates. After an honorable discharge from the US Army, he began his 40 plus year career as an over the road truck driver until his passing. He worked for several companies, the most recent being Royal Logistics Transportation in Fargo. His hobbies included fishing and hunting. He greatly looked forward to his annual fishing trip in Arkansas as well as bird and deer hunting in the fall. He is survived by his parents Edmond and Wiltraud [Koenig] Mayer, Fargo, ND; sister Ernestine [Wayne] Lepper, Hawley, MN; brother Manfred Mark Mayer, Grand Forks, ND; sister Renate Marquette [Richard Curfman], Moorhead, MN; nephews Justin Marquette [Kirsten Henagin], Moorhead, MN; Alexander Marquette, Grand Forks, ND; niece Lindsey Lepper [fiancé Kolten Adolphsen], Moorhead, MN; several aunts and cousins in the United States and Germany; special friends Julene Smith, Fargo, ND; Ken Kasleburg, Hastings, MN; and Terry Keating, Hot Springs, AR; and his very special four legged little trucker buddy, Tucker. He was preceeded in death by his grandparents, several uncles, aunts, and cousins in Germany and the United States.

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  1. He was a very special person with a good heart. I only knew him 8 years, but he always had time to talk to me. He helped me when I needed a shoulder to cry on. Will miss him very much.

  2. Arnold you been a good friend i’ll never forget the good times we have had over the years love you big brother keep trucking

  3. Ed and Trudy, so sorry to hear that Arnold has passed. Thinking of the family at this difficult time. If there is anything we can do, please call. Paul and Sherri Matuska

  4. Arnold I’ve never called u that it’s always been cowboy so my friend thank u for all the late night wisdom the miles of of smiles and the shoulder to unload on it has been a privilege and honor to have you as a friend I truly have been blessed too have known you so cowboy Happy Trails God Bless until we meet again ✌️
    Beeper (Kenny)

  5. Mayer Family,
    My condolences go out to you all. I have many memories of Arnold, growing up across they alley from you. May Arnold rest in peace.

  6. Edmond and Wiltraud, we are sorry top hear of Arnold’s passing. We wish for you God’s comfort and Blessings.
    Norbert and Sharon Mayer

  7. Arnie was a driver affiliated with Direct Transport and SB Trucking, and I was the assistant in the Safety Office,
    so I audited his logs…We had many heated debates on DOT regulations, and I have to say, ended many on an
    “agree to disagree” note! He was a professional curmudgeon, always ready for a good argument, and he came
    off as a pretty gruff person….One day, he stomped out of my office grumbling, as usual, but turned around and
    dropped a $100.00 bill on my desk……”That’s for the kids” (I was fundraising for a group that donates toys to area
    shelters). Without further adieu, he marched back out the door! How’s that for a tough guy???
    He was a good driver, always on time, usually not too happy about the loads or miles he got, but all in all, there
    was a good heart, and once in awhile, a big grin. Safe travels, Arnie!!

  8. Edmond, Wiltraud and family. We are sorry to hear of Arnolds passing. May God’s peace be with you.

  9. So heartbroken Edmond and Wiltraut and family, to hear this sad, sad news. I have so many precious memories of Arnold as a young boy and then a teen. He was such a happy boy and loved to ask many questions and talk talk talk. Remembering that summer he stayed with us at the Gackle farm. He was a teenager then, but still loved to play with his little cousins Blake and Grant. Sadly when he went on the road trucking we didn’t get to see him very often. Really loved when he called us from all parts of the county. He still loved to talk and ask tons of questions.I felt he admired and respected his Uncle Marvin very much. At Marvin’s funeral he accepted the Lord as his personal savior! I wish I could be there to hug each of you. Know that I will be there in love and spirit. Mat God bless you and comfort you. Love from Arnold’s Auntie Carol

  10. Arnie gave us many years of memorable service. He was a true truck driver through and through and we send our prayers to his family.

  11. What a beautiful memorial service for Arnold. Family, you did such an awesome job in the planning the his service. I was so touched by the songs and the words of his special friend, Terry. So wish I could have been there. Praying for all of you. He will be so missed.

  12. Though a blizzard and closed roads may have kept us from being with you today, our thoughts and prayers were with the entire Mayer family. After 42 years on the road, Arnold would have understood how Mother Nature can wreck your plans. To Edmond, Wiltraud and and family, we’re so sorry for the loss of Arnold. And for Arnold, we’re all extremely sad that final road to retirement never came to fruition, you certainly earned it. RIP Arnold.

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