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Dante Lee Allen Arnwine

09/26/1999 - 05/30/2020

Obituary for Dante Lee Allen Arnwine

Dante Lee Allen Arnwine, 20, of Sedalia passed away Saturday, May 30, 2020 at his home in Sedalia, MO. He was born on September 26, 1999 in Colorado Springs, CO the son of Guy Sherman Luke Arnwine who resides in Sedalia and Shannon (Wockenfuss) Strong, who resides in Colorado Springs, CO.

Dante was a 2018 graduate of Smith-Cotton High School. He was very involved in JROTC all four years of high school and achieved the rank of Captain and advanced to Battalion Staff his Senior year. Dante was a triple letterman with letters of achievement in academics, JROTC, and Robotics. He was on Team SCREAM (Smith-Cotton Robotics Engineering and Mathematics) for three years and was Captain his Senior year. Through SCREAM he developed friendships that spanned the entire globe. As an avid video gamer he maintained his friendships through online gaming. Dante loved playing the piano, going camping (especially in the deep wilderness), going to the family pond, and loved making people laugh.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Jeff Cranford (Ashley), and Joshua Gutierrez, both of Colorado Springs; maternal grandparents, Duane Wockenfuss and Jo Houghtaling of Colorado Springs; many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Dante was preceded in death by his paternal grandmothers, Dolanna and Lorraine Arnwine; three aunts, Roberta Bird, Linda Bird, and Janet Banks.

Honorary bearers will be Gabriel Banks, Mason Demand, Suzy Arnwine, Envie Johnson, Mitchell Lake, Peyton Luebbering, Noah Humphrey, Skyler Breshears, Tyler LaBoube, Jack Geary, Walker Schotte, Ian Humphrey, Julian Shukers, all members of Team SCREAM and S-C JROTC.

Visitation will be held from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at Rea Funeral Chapel, Sedalia.

All who knew and loved Dante, are also invited to attend a Celebration of Life at 6:30 p.m on Thursday, June 4, 2020. Weather permitting all will gather at the family pond located at 1620 N. Heard, Sedalia. Be advised if weather does not cooperate throughout the week, we will relocate Thursdays Celebration to 217 E. 16th St., Sedalia.

In memory of Dante, memorial contributions may be made to (Pettis County organization dedicated to suicide prevention) in care of Rea Funeral Chapel.




07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Rea Funeral Chapel
1001 S Limit
Sedalia, MO 65301
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Celebration of Life

06:30 PM
Family Pond
1620 N. Heard
Sedalia, MO 65301
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Dante lived in the same dorms as me when he attended Missouri S&T our freshman year. He was a wonderful member of our community and well known for his great sense of humor. He was one of the first people I met at S&T who I felt I could laugh and joke around with as if I had known him for years. You will be missed Dante!
- Max Dowling
Dante was my brother in law but the brother and sister bond was instant upon meeting each other. I'm going to miss interviewing you on my couch and you happily answering every question I had. I'm also going to miss talking about life with you and hearing about your dreams and aspirations. I'm always going to love you. That will never fade. Thank your room being a great brother and friend to me. I wish we all could have had longer with you. Just know we miss you and we love you. We can't wait until we get to see you again. Rest easy baby bro.
- Ashley
I wasn't blessed with children of my own to raise, but I was lucky enough to marry into a family with three outstanding young men. The first time I ever met Dante he greeted me with that great big smile and any awkwardness immediately vanished. Dante had such a kind and gentle manner about him. He had an infectious laugh that immediately lit up the room. And man was he smart! You never lacked for conversation with that young man. He could talk you ears off on pretty much any subject, from the latest video game to the Mars rover. To say he will be missed is a tremendous understatement. It's a shame that the stars that shine the brightest also burn out the fastest. I'm so thankful I got to share just a little piece of your life. Your memory will live on in your family and the in every life you've touched. I love you pal. May you forever rest in the peace of God's loving embrace.
- Jeremy
I didnt know you, but I want you to rest easy up there. Heaven got a one and only kind of angel. Love you man forever and always will be remembered.
- Gilbert
We are sorry for your loss. Dante will always be remembered as a smart, funny, and a kind member of our class. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends during this time. Sincerely, Smith-Cotton Class of 2018
- Class of 2018
Dante was my second oldest blood brother and I just wanted to share one of my favorite memories with him. It was the second he came out for the summer and he and my other brother would always pick on me and he pulled me to the side and he said "I love you bro even though I pick on you all the time your my little bro and I've never had that before." That meant so much to me and I miss my brother so much and It sucks you won't get to watch me grow up.
- Josh
I love you bro
- Jeffery
My dear brother. I love you so much. I can't believe your gone. The time I got to spend with you I will cherish for the rest of my life. I will tell the stories and adventures we had to my kids and my kids kids. I miss you every day. I wish this was all a dream and I can wake up and hear your voice One last time. I love you Dante. You are my long lost brother I was always hoping to find. Till we see each other again
- Jeffery
One of the beat things I'll ever remember about dante is that when I first him before jefferys wedding we instantly clicked started to laugh joke around with josh and become brothers and he was a part of the ernst family my whole family loved him with our heart and I think of him as a little brother. I know hes in a better place and I wish peace with the family he will watch over all you.
- Chance c Ernst
Dante was a great friend that I really got to know through my time living with him on the 4th floor of of Thomas Jefferson hall at Missouri S&T. Dante was an incredibly funny guy that made everyone laugh and smile, and just brought everyone together. He will always be remembered by the friends he made on the fourth floor.
- Adam Robison
Every class with Dante was a joy. He was one of those students that was a delight to talk to every day. I feel lucky to have had the benefit of his company and wit!
- Holli Goodrich
May your positive impact on many people live long Dante! RIP.
- Gene Wockenfuss
Man, JROTC was a blast! I remember you helping me with math and teaching it to me to the point that I could ACTUALLY understand. You were sooo smart!!! Rapelling and the helicopter ride were definitely super fun! Oh goodness, and you and those video games. Geeze, you loved those. Ismael and I were just talking about our JROTC moments and he brought up how funny you were! Ismael and I are going to miss you!!
- Jenniffer
One of the best times of my life was with my cousin Dante and my cousin Jeff. We all were in Colorado Springs and this was really the first time I met and really got to know Dante. For not really knowing him at all but knowing he was family we just connected right off the bat, it was like we knew each other our entire lives. Dante man you will be missed and will always have a special place in my heart. I love you bro.
- Corey Wockenfuss

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