Arnold “Arnie” McIntosh

Jul 19, 2023

Arnold “Arnie” McIntosh, 76, of Spirit Lake, passed away on Friday, July 14, 2023, at Lakes Regional Health Care in Spirit Lake.
A graveside service for Arnie will be held, at 2:00 p.m., on Wednesday, July 19, 2023, at the Lakeview Gardens Cemetery in Okoboji. There will be a visitation held, from 5:00-7:00 p.m., on Tuesday, at the Robinson Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. Visitation will resume at the funeral home, from 1:00 p.m. up until the time of the graveside service, on Wednesday. Arrangements are under the direction of the Robinson Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. Online condolences may be left at
Arnold Dwight McIntosh was born on August 15, 1946, to David and Opal (Fountain) McIntosh in Council Bluffs, IA. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Council Bluffs and studied electronics at a trade school in Omaha, NE. He devoted his entire professional career to the phone companies of Northwestern Bell, Qwest, USWest and Telec and he loved what he did.
He was united in marriage to Judy Barber on November 13, 1965, in Council Bluffs, IA.
Arnie was a long-time standing member of the RLDS Church and in his later years converted to practice the Catholic Faith. Arnie volunteered many hours for the Jaycees Organization, St. Albert High School, Youth for Understanding, Helping Hands and multiple other organizations. He also was a Toast Master, a lifetime member of the Telephone Pioneer Association, and served as the President of the East Okoboji Beach Association for 10 years.
In his free time, he enjoyed spending time with his family and pets, cheering on the Nebraska Cornhusker Football team, listening to music, and attending sporting events. He was known for his kindness and generosity, as well as his infectious laugh, Husker spirit and never ending supply of silly songs, quotes and “Dad Jokes”.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Judy McIntosh of Spirit Lake; daughters, Tammy McIntosh of Spirit Lake; and Stacy (Dean) McIntosh Holt of Bloomington, MN; two grandchildren, Henry and Emmet Holt and many nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents, in-laws and eleven siblings.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made in Arnie’s name and directed to the Parkinson’s Foundation at