Ernest “Ernie” Arlt

May 24, 1939-Oct. 16, 2021

Ernest “Ernie” Arlt, 82,

Minot, died Saturday, Oc-

tober 16, 2021, in a Minot


Ernie was born May 24,

1939, in Garrison, ND to

Emil and Mathilda

(Walter) Arlt. He was

raised and educated in


Ernest enlisted into the

North Dakota Army Na-

tional Guard in 1957. He

served honorably during

the Berlin Crisis and was

discharged in 1964.

Ernest was united in

marriage to Faye Mensing

on June 28, 1960. They

made their home in Minot

and were blessed with

four children. Ernie spent

his working years as a

dedicated mechanic

between Johnson Chev-

rolet and Auran Chevrolet

now known as Ryan

Chevrolet. He retired in

1999 after 36 years of ser-


Ernie was a member of

St. Leo’s Catholic Church,

American Legion, Ameri-

can Vets, Good Sam Club,

and the Magic City An-

tique Car Club, all of

Minot. He also valued his

memberships to the Inter-

national Ward Veterans

Alliance, Vintage Chevy

Club, Antique Automobile

Club of America and the

Hudson Motor Car Club.

When he wasn’t restor-

ing one of his antique cars

or putting a shine on the

Hudson that his grandfa-

ther bought new in ’47,

Ernie enjoyed camping

with his family and

friends and traveling to

many destinations in the

United States and Canada.

He will be remembered

for his love for his family,

witty jokes and sense of

humor, his smile, his

kindness and his ability to

diagnose a Chevy sight

unseen. Ernie would give

the shirt off his back to

help a stranger in need.

He was a family man who

wanted nothing more than

to work hard to provide

for his family, which he


Ernie is survived by:

his loving wife of 61

years, Faye, Minot; chil-

dren Allyson Arlt, Minot,

Jeffrey (Ashley) Arlt, Las

Vegas, NV, Carla (Ben)

Brown, Minot and Shelby

(Keith) Semerad, Hender-

son, NV; four grandchil-

dren Derek (Chelsea)

Brown, Kristi (Jeremy)

Burt, Ashley Brown, Mimi

Arlt and stepgrandson

Owen McCoy;

great-grandchildren An-

drew, Nevaeh, Lily,

Michael, Teahra, Benja-

min, Mitchell, Parker,

Bransyn and Wyatt; sister

Alvina Meier, Elgin, ND

and sister-in-law Beatrice

Arlt, Billings, MT along

with numerous special

nieces, nephews and


Ernie was preceded in

death by: his parents, fa-

ther and mother-in-law;

Lloyd and Eva Mensing,

his brothers; Rueben and

Edwin, half-brother Albert

Walter, infant brother,

Richard; granddaughter,

Shanna Murray, infant

granddaughters Shannon

Arlt and Khloe Semerad.

Mass of Christian Buri-

al: 10:00 a.m. Tuesday,

October 26, 2021 at St.

Leo The Great Roman

Catholic Church, Minot.

To view a livestream of

the service or to share

memories and con-

dolences visit his obituary

page at



Interment: Rosehill

Memorial Park, Minot.

Vigil Prayer Service:

7:30 p.m. Monday, Oc-

tober 25, 2021 at Thomas

Family Funeral Home,


Visitation: Monday,

October 25, 2021 from

5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

at the Thomas Family

Funeral Home, Minot.