Fredrick A. Arens, age 80 of Crofton, Nebraska died on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at the Hartington Care and Rehabilitation Center in Hartington.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Constance, Nebraska with the Rev. Jim Keiter officiating. Burial will be at the St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Constance. Visitation will be on Wednesday one hour prior to services at church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton, Nebraska.
Pallbearers will be Dale Van Heek, John Van Heek, Gary Schumacher, Jeff Steffen, Ron Tramp, and Gerald Arens.
Fredrick Alphonse Arens was born on November 18, 1938 in Crofton to Fred Peter and Anna Margaret (Jansen) Arens. He grew up on a farm near Crofton and graduated from Crofton High School. Fred lived his entire life with his brother Melvin. He farmed with Melvin and did a lot of work on farm machinery. Fred and Melvin started a woodworking and cabinet company called M & F Woodworking in 1995. Fred and his brother reconstructed the three altars in the Constance church. This extensive project took over 20 months to complete.
Fredrick is survived by his sister JoAnn and husband Fred Janssen of Arvada, CO; nieces Linda (Greg) Dean of Arvada, CO, Caroline and Kathy of California; and nephew Fredrick J. Arens of Los Angeles, CA.
He was preceded in death by his parents Fred & Anna Arens; two brothers Alfred and Melvin Arens.
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You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of Fred. He was such a good friend. May God bless you with the grace and strength to deal with the grief. Hang on to the good memories.
I wish to extend my deepest sympathy on the loss of Fred. He was a great person. My prayers and support are with all of you.
Rev. Michael D. Schmitz
To the family of fred arens I want to extend my sympathies, He was a good neighbor for years and I always enjoyed stopping in, Him and Melvin helped me with a lot of repair projects through the years, Fred and Mel loved Constance parish and the refurbished Alters are their Legacy and something Constance can remember them by .May God welcome him home.
John Van Heek
My sympathies to the family of Fred, He was a great neighbor . I enjoyed stopping in, Mel and Fred helped me and others on many a shop project. Mel and Fred loved constance parish and were proud of the Alter Reconstuction project. That project is something to remember them by, My prayers are with you
John Van Heek
To the Fred Arens family, Freddy was a awesome guy. He always had a smile on his face and knew how to make you laugh. He was such a tease. They were close cousins to my mom, Viola & stopped in often for a good visit. They will be remember for their beautiful work of bring back the altars at St Joseph. I am sure Melvin & Freddy are looking for something to build in heaven. We will hear them pounding away with joy. Our sincere sympathy!
Mike & Terry Mueller
My sympathies to the "Arens" family. I got to know Fred at the Hartington Nursing home. He was a neighbor to my Dad. I would occasionally bring my Dog Max and Fred would love to share his sandwich with Max. Fred was always good for a good chat.
Pamela Hochstein Howell
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