Donald F. Arnold aka “The Don”, 68 of Cottage Grove, OR passed away on January 7, 2018 from natural causes. He was born August 2, 1949 in San Diego, CA to Marvin F. and Margaret (Thomas) Arnold. Don married Elaine Richardson on November 10, 1970 in Las Vegas, NV. He served as a military police officer for the US Army and later worked for the railroad as a locomotive engineer for 30 years. Don enjoyed fishing, camping, bowling, golf, black powder shooting and spending time with his family. He was entered into the honorary cat fisherman’s hall of fame. Don is survived by his wife of 47 years, Elaine Arnold, Cottage Grove, OR; son, Frank and wife Joyce, CA; sons, Anthony, Johnny and wife Christy, Cottage Grove, OR; sister, Carol Mundy and husband John, CA; brother, Dan and wife Jan, CA; 6 grandsons and 1 granddaughter. A Celebration of Life will be held from 2:00 – 5:00 PM at The Cottage Bowl on Friday, February 9, 2018. Arrangements in the care of Smith Lund Mills Funeral Chapel, Cottage Grove, OR.