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Tori Ann Arnold


October 7, 2020

Tori Ann Arnold passed away on October 3, 2020. She was born to Jerry Arnold and Gwyn Funk on November 11, 1992 in Glasgow, Montana. She grew up in Hinsdale with an older sister Kelcey Knaff and younger sister Teonna Funk. She graduated from Hinsdale High School in 2011.

On June 2, 2020 she and Travis Austin got engaged and planned to have their wedding in Medora, North Dakota. Tori loved to vacation there and looked for to it every year. She was head over heels for Travis and they made many great memories together as they were able to work side by side together on her family farm.

She was a hard worker and kept everyone on their toes. No one was going to slack with her around. She loved hunting, sheep, farming, most sports, and made an unforgettable impression on everyone who knew her.

Tori worked at Valley View Nursing Home before taking on farming on her family farm full time. She was loved by so many residents and family members from the nursing home. She worked beside her older sister Kelcey and staff would come to work excited to work the same shift as the “Arnold Sisters”. Tori’s hard work led her to love farming more and it all came natural to her. Up early every morning and worked late nights just to get things done. If she was up everyone in the house was up.

She is preceded in death by a grandparents/great-grandparents, Donna Roland, Carol Arnold, Maurice and Hattie Arnold, Irene Anderson, and stepsister Julia Funk.

She is survived by her dad Jerry (Debbie) Arnold, mother Gwyn (Steve) Funk; sisters Kelcey (Jake) Knaff, Teonna Funk; stepsisters Brady (Matt) Brooks, Megan (Dustin) Pankratz, grandparents Bob Roland, Art (Georgia) Arnold, Bill and Myrna Lauckner; nephews, Colt and Newt Knaff; step-nephews, Houston and Bridger Brooks, Cooper Wylie Augustis Pankratz. Other survivors include aunts, uncles and cousins: Will (Peggy) Lauckner with their three kids: Mykayla (Kobe, Renly, Brodi Saiz), Willy, Tyson Lauckner, Amber (Jim) Cummings with their two boys: Chase Sherman and James Cummings. As well as many amazing friends.

God gained another amazing angel who will keep him in line and tend to his flock. Even though she left us too early she lived her life to its fullest. We Love you and will be dearly missed. Fly High.

Family will receive friends Thursday, October 8, 2020 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Bell Mortuary, Funeral Service will be held Friday, October 9, 2020 11:00 a.m., at the Hinsdale Park. Bell Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be left for the family at


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