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Richard J Arens

December 21, 2017
Richard J Arens
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Richard Jerome Arens, age 66 of Randolph, died Thursday December 21, 2017 at Osmond General Hospital in Osmond, Nebraska. He was born August 4, 1951 at Crofton, Nebraska the son of Raymond and Frances (Tramp) Arens. He attended St. Rose elementary in Crofton and graduated from Crofton High School in 1970.

Richard worked in construction jobs in Omaha, Columbus and Norfolk areas for about 10 years after graduating high school. On August 7, 1971 Richard married Yuvonne Thies at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church in Randolph. The couple lived in Omaha, then Columbus and Norfolk. They moved to Randolph in 1977. Richard worked as a Housing Inspector for the Department of Housing and Environmental Health until 1985. He began part time employment as a Feed Sales Representative for Moorman Mfg. in 1982 he became a full time Sales Rep. until 1998 when a stroke resulted in his long term disability.

Rick is a member of St. Frances de Chantal Catholic Church in Randolph; where he also served on the Parish Council and as C.C.D. instructor; member of Randolph Area Foundation and its Board of Directors; past member of Randolph Park Board; a former mentor for the Randolph TeamMates program; member of Randolph Community Club. His hobbies through the years have included bowling, golf, hunting, fishing, attending various high school sporting events. He thoroughly enjoyed helping friends with construction and farming projects. Rick cherished good times with friends and family!!

Surviving Richard, his wife of 46 years, Vonnie Arens of Randolph; his 3 children Abigail and Don Ott of Trumbull, NE; Erick and Teresa Arens of Laramie, WY; Chad Arens of Omaha; 3 Grandchildren William Arens and Claire Arens both of Laramie, WY; Davis Ott of Trumbull, NE; 3 Siblings Allan and Irma Arens of Crofton, NE; Ken and Connie Arens of Crofton, NE; Deb Loyd of Arkansas; 3 Brother-In-Laws Steve and Cheryl Luehrs of West Branson, MO; Bill Thies of Randolph; Marty and Pam Thies of Randolph; 1 Sister-In-Law Theresa and Jim Schnoor of Randolph; and very precious nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Raymond and Frances (Tramp) Arens and stepmother Norma Jean Arens; sister DelRae (Arens) Luehrs; nephew Jeffery Luehrs; niece Karla Halle; parents-in-law Richard and Doris Eileen (Smizer) Thies; brother-in-law Bradley Thies; sister-in-law Janice (Thies) Hoile.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be written to “the family of Rick Arens.” Memorial funds to be dispersed and donated at a later date.

Memorial Mass
Memorial Mass: St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church – Randolph, NE
Date: Thursday December 28, 2017 at 11:00 A.M.
Inurnment: St. Frances Catholic Cemetery – Randolph, NE
Memorial Visitation: 3:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. with Vigil Service at 6:30 P.M. all Wednesday at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church in Randolph under the direction of Johnson Funeral Home – Randolph
Minister: Reverend Father Timothy Forget; Con-celebrant – Reverend Father David Korth; Deacon Doug Tunink
Music: Organist: Linda Rogers; Cantor/Guitarist: George Bradley; Soloist: Tom Shafer “How Great Thou Art”
Honorary Pallbearers: David Hansen, Jim Kuchta, David Anderson, Cary Kruse, Dennis Bazata, John Arens, Dan Tunink, Doug Nelson

Call Johnson Funeral Home with questions 402-337-0711.

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3:00 PM 12/27/2017 3:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 12/27/2017 7:00:00 PM
St. Frances de Chantal Catholic Church

403 N. Bridge Street
Randolph, NE 68779

6: 30 P.M. Vigil Service all Wednesday at CHURCH

St. Frances de Chantal Catholic Church
403 N. Bridge Street Randolph 68779 NE





11:00 AM 12/28/2017 11:00:00 AM
St. Frances de Chantal Catholic Church

403 N. Bridge Street
Randolph, NE 68779

St. Frances de Chantal Catholic Church
403 N. Bridge Street Randolph 68779 NE

Cemetery Details


St. Frances Catholic Cemetery Final Resting Place

86690 559th Avenue
Randolph, NE 68771

86690 559th Avenue Randolph 68771 NE

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