Ronald C. Arens, age 50 of Coleridge, Nebraska and formerly of Hartington, died on Monday, February 15, 2016 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family (Sts. Peter & Paul) Catholic Church in Bow Valley, Nebraska with the Rev. Eric Olsen officiating. Burial will be at Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery in Bow Valley. Visitation will be on Friday, at church, from 5-8:00 p.m. with a vigil service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at church on Saturday one hour prior to services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.
Pallbearers will be David Pavelka, Vernon Arens, David Arens, Robert Uhing, Keith Koch, and Dwaine Pavelka. Honorary pallbearers will be the Residents of Park View Haven Nursing Home.
Ronald Charles Arens was born on October 14, 1965 in Yankton, SD to Damian D. and Helen E. (Pavelka) Arens. He grew up in the Bow Valley area and graduated from Wynot High School in 1984. After high school Ron helped his father on the farm. He then worked for many years at the Hartington Cheese Plant until his health prevented him from working. Ron had been a resident of Park View Haven Nursing Home in Coleridge for almost six years.
Ron loved farming, playing cards, tractor pulls, board games and loved his nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Ron is survived by his mother Helen Arens of Hartington; five siblings and spouses Donna and Danny Heimes of Hartington, Norma and Dan Thoene of Fordyce, Bette Hamilton of Crofton, Roger Arens of Hartington, and Joan Arens of Frisco, TX; brother-in-law Greg Johnson of Verdigre, NE; sister-in-law Mary Lynn Arens of Hartington.
He was preceded in death by his father Damian Arens; a sister Delores Johnson; and a brother Charles A. Arens on 2/2/2016; niece Heather Heimes; nephew Christopher Heimes; and great niece Janet Eckmann.
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I am so sorry to hear of Ron's passing. We will surely miss him and his big smiles, more than you will ever know here at ParkvVew Haven.
Marge Thompson PM Charge Nurse.
It is so sad to see such a good man taken at such a young age. My sympathy to Helen and all Ron's family and friends. Ron is at peace, with no more pain. I hope he kept his fork, also.
Robert W. Uhing
We enjoyed knowing Ron through several years experience at Parkview Haven. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all asking that you be comforted with the peace only Jesus can give.
Roberta Hoesing and family
I am so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Ron from High School. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Kevin Salvatori Class of 1984
I remember Ron being a quiet classmate with the kindest heart. He always had a smile for everyone. I'm so sorry to hear of his passing. My deepest sympathies to the family.
Amy Welton (Hans) Class of 1984
very sad to lose another cousin. we had some good times at Bow Valley dances back in the day. My thoughts are with his family. God Bless.
My name is Carlein. I am a Bible teacher I am sorry for your loss. A scripture that has given me much comfort is Revelation 21,4 which promises that one day death shall be no more. I hope this truth brings you comfort also.
I'm so sorry for your loss, losing another one of your brothers Roger. I'll keep you and your entire family in my prayers. I know that he' s in heaven watching the tractor pulls, and playing cards with Chuck, Damian and his loving sister Delores. Deepest sympathies.
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