Henry John "Hank" Arszman III, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Saturday evening, Oct. 17, 2020, following an extended illness.
Born in Indianapolis on June 19, 1946, he was the son of the late Henry John Arszman II and Mary Rita (Mitchell) Arszman.
He was a 1964 graduate of Cathedral High School and later attended Indiana University Business School in Indianapolis.
On Oct. 14, 1973 he married the love of his life, Michelle Klein. They made their life on their family farm in Jolietville where Mr. Arszman had his hand on the design and build of each building on the property.
Mr. Arszman had a drive and a work ethic that made him successful in many endeavors. He spent his younger years working for his father and uncle at Arszman Markets on the south side of Indianapolis and learned early on what it takes to run a family business. Using those lessons, he put his business expertise to work within his own company, Hank’s Building Services, Inc. for more than 30 years.
Mr. Arszman never did anything halfway. Whenever he found something he was passionate about he went “all in.” The Hamilton County 4-H and Westfield Parks are the first two organizations to make that list. For 30+ years he devoted his time and experience to serving on the 4-H building and grounds committee. Quite a few of the buildings and improvements that we enjoy today were spearheaded on his watch, helping to make sure Hamilton County had, and would continue to have, a fairgrounds to be proud of. As for the Parks Department, in addition to serving on the Westfield Parks Board for 10 years, he was instrumental in the development of McGregor Park. Many of the improvements that have made McGregor a destination for runners and walkers were crafted during his tenure. He was also the parks "unofficial" grounds keeper for many years.
Mr. Arszman's love for animals was treated with the same zeal as everything else in his life. He was a member of the Hoosier Kennel Club since 1976, serving as their president for many years. He was also acting secretary for 15 years and agility chairman for many years. He was a member and past president of the White River Golden Retriever Club. He loved showing his Golden Retrievers and actively competing for several years, until he made the switch to showing horses. It was around that time that he joined the Hamilton County Horseman's Club. He served as their president for several years.
He was passionate about many things in his life, but none more than his family. He was the very definition of a family man. He took great pride in his family, and made it a point to always follow whatever activities his children and grandchild were involved in.
Survivors other than his wife Michelle (Klein) Arszman include daughters, Erin J. (Jerry) Dean of Sheridan and Megan L (Matt) Arszman-Weisbrodt of Westfield; granddaughter Aubrey Weisbrodt; sister Kathleen J. (Tim) Elmore of Indianapolis; and many nieces and nephews.
He will be greatly missed by Leah, his Golden retriever, and by his cat, Ruger.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Family and friends may pay their respects from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26 at Kercheval Funeral Home, 306 E. 10th St. in Sheridan. A private family funeral will be held with the Rev. Rocky Kirk officiating.
Memorial Contributions may be presented to the Hamilton County Humane Society.