Hendrik Arnt Gerritsen was born in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands on February 11, 1945. Arnt immigrated with his family to the United States in the early 1950’s and grew up in Munster, Indiana where he attended Hammond High School. Arnt graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Germanic Languages at Indiana University Bloomington. There he was a Big Ten Championship sailor and met his wife, Mary Cornea Gerritsen. Together with their daughter Margaret they sailed the Great Lakes on their boat the Windekind. He also loved travelling in Europe with his family. Trains were Arnt’s passion and hobby. He enjoyed a career as a model train designer for Overland Models measuring every bolt and detail on actual trains to create scale drawings for museum quality models. Arnt was a cancer survivor for more than thirty years and although he endured numerous surgeries and disability, he loved life. Preceded in death by his parents Hendrik and Cornelia. Survived by his wife Mary, daughter Margaret (Kevin) Knodl, sister Anneke and her family and sister-in-law Noreve and her family. Arnt was a voracious reader thanks to the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, and his family asks that memorial donations be made to the service (http://www.loc.gov/philanthropy/giving/step1.php#blind_handicapped). Library of Congress Development Office, Attn: National Library Service for the Blind, 101 Independence Avenue SE, Washing 20540-1400 Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 2 pm at the Shorewood Forest Clubhouse, 410 Shorewood Court, Valparaiso, IN 46385.