Kenneth Linus Arens, age 72 of Bow Valley, Nebraska, died at his residence on Monday, March 2, 2015.
Funeral Services will be on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 2:00 pm at the Holy Family (Sts. Peter and Paul) Catholic Church in Bow Valley with Rev. Eric Olsen officiating. Burial will be in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Bow Valley with Military Honors provided by the Hartington VFW Post 5283. Visitation will be one hour prior to services on Friday at the church. The Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington is in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearer will be Tony Pick.
Kenneth was born on July 17, 1942 on the home place west of Bow Valley to Anton J. and Margaret Mary (Sudbeck) Arens. He grew up and lived on the home place all of his life where he farmed. He served in the National Guard and was married to Ruth Jansen on June 3, 1971 at Menominee, Nebraska. Kenneth attended high school in Fordyce, Nebraska for 2 years and received his GED in 1987. In addition to farming, Kenneth also worked at HTI in Hartington for 9 years. He was a member of the Holy Family (Sts. Peter & Paul) Catholic Church in Bow Valley. He enjoyed music and spending time taking care of his farm and his machinery.
Kenneth is survived by his wife, Ruth Arens and a son Kristopher Arens both of Bow Valley; a brother, Dennis and Mary Frances Arens of Hartington; 2 sisters, Janita Uhing of Crofton, Nebraska and Dolores and Charles Arens of Crofton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers, Jerome, Damian and Gerald Arens, 2 sisters, Lorraine Schmidt and Evelyn Koch.
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My prayers and support are with all of you.
Rev. Michael D. Schmitz
My deepest sympathy to you. It is heart-warming to know that we can pour out our feelings to God who promises to comfort our hearts. (2 Thessalonians 2:16, 17) May you find hope and peace through God's resurrection hope (John 5:28, 29)
I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Ruth, may it help you to know that Psalms 46:1 read: "God is our refuge and strength, a help readily to be found during distres". Please go to him in your time of need and see that he will give you the needed strength to continue on. Please find some comfort from this in your difficult days ahead..
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