Carl Gabriel Arlinghaus

March 14, 1932 - August 25, 2022

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Carl G. Arlinghaus, 90, of Ft. Mitchell, KY passed away peacefully on August 25, 2022, at his home surrounded by his loving wife, Rita, and their ten children. He served in the U.S. Army and was a proud veteran of the Korean War. When Carl returned from his service in Korea, he began his career as a plumber and later as a real estate investor. He volunteered in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky with Fr. Beiting in the early 1960's and continued with Fr. Hoppenjans for 60 years. Carl began serving Saturday morning mass at Blessed Sacrament Church in the 1970's and continued to serve until July 22, 2022. He was also a Eucharistic Minister. In 1995, Carl and Rita and their family began 20 years of work with "Nobody's Children Bosnia", assisting in the needs of orphaned children and families left homeless from the war in Bosnia Herzegovina. More than anything, Carl loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also enjoyed traveling with his family and metal detecting on the beach in Mexico. Carl was preceded in death by his parents: Albert and Anna (Gripshover) Arlinghaus; brothers: Norman, Arthur, Joseph, Albert, Robert, John, Tom and Lou Arlinghaus; sisters: Sally Brake, Mae Schroder and Loretta Feldman, and grand-daughters: Amanda and Stephanie Arlinghaus. He is survived by his wife of nearly 71 years: Rita (Witt) Arlinghaus of Ft. Mitchell, KY; his 10 children: Carla (Mark) Schulte, Steve (Cathy) Arlinghaus, Greg (Debbie) Arlinghaus, Linda (Ron) Durrett, Sue (Ed) Thompson, Bob (Joan) Arlinghaus, Gina (Bob) Johnson, Ed (Tracie) Arlinghaus, Liz (Matt) Tobler, Amy (Roger) Adams; his brother and sister-in-law: Walt and Martha Witt; sister-in-law: Janet Arlinghaus, 40 Grandchildren and 53 Great-Grandchildren. Services are Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at Blessed Sacrament Church, Ft. Mitchell, KY. Visitation begins at 8:00 am with the Eulogy at 9:40 am, followed by Mass of Christian burial at 10:00 am. Burial and Honor Guard Service will take place immediately after church services at St. Mary Cemetery, Ft. Mitchell, KY. Memorials are suggested to the "Carl Arlinghaus Scholarship Fund" Holy Cross High School, 3617 Church St., Covington, KY 41015 or St. Elizabeth Healthcare Hospice, 483 South Loop Rd., Edgewood, KY 41017. Connley Brothers Funeral Home, Latonia, KY is serving the family. Online condolences may be expressed on Facebook or at


Caryl Shelton (Wissel) - Aug 31, 2022
Rita and family, so sorry for your loss. Carl will truly be missed. Prayers for you and your family.
Mrs. Ann Spell - Aug 31, 2022
Mr. Arlinghaus has lived long. He has loved and cared for ever so many along the way. Now he leaves behind countless, fine memories to comfort those who were a part of his life's journey. May we look forward to the hope of continuing that journey with him when God's promises are fulfilled. Is.26:19; Rev.21:3,4; Ps.37:11,29 My sincere condolences to the Arlinghaus family.
Sarah O'Neil - Aug 30, 2022
So sorry for your loss. Carl was a very nice man and will be greatly missed.
Dulce & Armando - Aug 29, 2022
Dear Rita and all Arlinghaus family. Our prayers are with you. Will miss Carl. Love you!
Jaime - Aug 29, 2022
Dear Rita and all my dear friends in KY, our prayers and wishes for all of you to find the needed strength and serenity to deal with this painful loss. Regardless of distance, our families were blessed to spend so many good times together. Carl, my dear compadre, we will never forget you. Love you all, Elsa, Jaime @ family.
Mabel Kelley - Aug 29, 2022
Mrs.("A") Rita & FAMILY. My Sincere Sympathy & PRAYERS in the Loss of Your Loved One. Sorry I can't make it to the Services, But you'll be in my Thoughts & Prayers. Mabel
Angelina - Aug 28, 2022
Dear family, we are so sorry for your loss . Carl was such a lovely person ! We will always remember him. The Arlinghauses from Lohne, Germany.
Fr. Michael - Aug 27, 2022
From all of us at Our Lady of the Mountains School and St. Michael's, we are saddened by the death of Carl. He and his family have helped OLM yearly for many decades by their many repairs to our school and generous monetary gifts. Our condolences to Rita and the entire family. May Carl rest in peace and enjoy for all eternity the fruits of his labor.
Tracey& Eddie - Aug 26, 2022
So sorry for your loss Ed..We are gonna miss you Mr Carl..HE DEFINITELY WAS A GREAT MAN!
Amy Hayden Modaff - Aug 26, 2022
Sending your family our deepest condolences and prayers.
Barb& Vern Nieporte - Aug 26, 2022
Arlinghaus Family….we send our deepest condolences and prayers !
Fr Jim Sichko - Aug 26, 2022
I extend to all the Arlinghaus family, condolences, sympathy and hugs! On behalf of the WHOLE CATHOLIC CHURCH& as a Papal Missionary of Mercy, I THANK MR ARLINGHAUS for his unselfish service of our Church! Because of his goodness and service, we are a better people in proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ to others. He surely is now with the Saints in the Heavenly Kingdom of God
Denny and Jane Hickey - Aug 26, 2022
Bob we are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and the family
Tom & Michele McKee - Aug 25, 2022
Early this morning before the sun came up I noticed the night sky was brighter than normal. It appeared something special was happening, the stars were brighter and the heavens seemed to be almost festive. I couldn't understand but now I know why, Jesus was greeting his brother Carl with a loving embrace and the angels were rejoicing their newest arrival. So tonight when you look to the heavens find the brightest star and know that Carl is home and smiling upon us. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, from the McKee's Tom, Michele, Conner, Shae.
Thanks God we have the opportunity to meet the Arlinghaus family. Let’s remember all great times we shared with him. Carl, you will be in our minds forever. God bless you and enjoy The Heaven 🙏🙏🙏
Father Joe - Aug 25, 2022
Linda and family, please accept my deepest sympathy. I know your dad meant so much to all of you. Although he will not be here physically, be assured that his presence and love will continue to be felt in the memories you share. God bless all of you. -Father Joe

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