Bradley Clinton Arnoldus

1985 ~ 2022

Funeral Services

Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City
Jun 22, 2022 1:00 PM


Salt Lake City Cemetery, 200 N Street, Salt Lake City, UT

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  • Bradley Clinton Arnoldus, 37 years old, left the world because of respiratory distress on June 12, 2022, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

    He was born on January 27, 1985, in Pasadena, California. His hometown was La Canada, Flintridge, California. He graduated from Mid Pacific Institute, Honolulu, Hawaii, in 2003. Brad graduated from the Navy Nuclear Power School in Goose Creek, South Carolina. He served in the Navy, was commissioned on the USS Nevada, an Ohio Class ballistic missile submarine, and received an honorable discharge. He was most recently employed by East River Electric in Madison, South Dakota.

    Brad is survived by his wife Esmeralda, who he married in Colombia on June 4, 2017, and his son Gabriel. Brad is also survived by his parents, Clint and Lesley Arnoldus; and siblings Jennifer, Nicole, Theodore, Christine, and Alison.

    He was an accomplished bodybuilder and was the definition of a gentle giant, possessing otherworldly strength and size combined with a kind, compassionate, gentle soul. Animals and children loved him instantly. He touched the lives of all who knew him and will be greatly missed.

    Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple. Interment will be in the Salt Lake City Cemetery. For those unable to attend, the service will be available via Zoom at: A free Zoom account is required to view the service.


    I am so very sorry for your sudden loss. I pray you are comforted by the Holy Spirit and one another in knowing you will be together a again forever in a place where there is no more death or tragedy or loss. But only the Kingdom of Heaven where Jesus will make all things right again. Much love and many prayers. Wish I could be there in person. Joan Kuba

    - Joan Kuba