Alan A. Arms

February 13, 1934 ~ August 1, 2020 (age 86)



Alan A. Arms 86, Rochester, Indiana, passed away at 5:05 P.M. Saturday August 1, 2020 at Bridgewater Health Care, Carmel, Indiana.

He was born on February 13, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois the son of Lyman Scott and Virginia (Aimer) Arms. Al was a United States Navy Veteran. On June 1, 1957 at the Pearl Harbor Naval Base Chapel in Hawaii, he married Mary M. Schemmel. Mary preceded him in death on January 14, 2015.

Al graduated from the University of Michigan and had worked in Muskegon, Michigan and Rockford, Illinois before moving to Rochester, Indiana in 1982 to accept a job with Camcar Textron. After retiring, he worked many years part-time at the Mill Creek Golf Course. He had been a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Elks’ Lodge, Kiwanis and had served on the Fulton County Public Library Board. In his spare time he enjoyed listening to music and playing golf.

Survivors include his daughters, Michele Arms and companion, Jim Hirsch, Rockford, Illinois, Sara and husband Kevin Ramach, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Amy and husband Brian Johnson, Carmel, Indiana, and Anna and husband Mark Lewandowski, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, five grandchildren, William Ramach, Sam Ramach, Kate Ramach, all of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Elaine Johnson, Carmel, Indiana, and Isabelle Lewandowski, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, half -sisters, Barbara (John) Delano, Evanston, Illinois, Nancy S. Arms, Hercules, California, half-brother, David L. Arms, Reno, Nevada, several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Paul G. Arms.

Funeral mass will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday August 11, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rochester, Indiana, with Rev. Michael McKinney officiating. Friends may call from 4-8 P.M. Monday at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, Indiana. Burial will take place at a later date at Arlington Memorial Park, Rockford, Illinois. In accordance with state executive orders, visitors are requested to wear masks for both visitation and the funeral. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fulton County Public Library or St. Joseph Catholic Church.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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August 10, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home
1101 Jefferson Street
Rochester, IN 46975

Mass of Christian Burial
August 11, 2020

10:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
1310 Main Street
Rochester, Indiana 46975

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