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Louis I. Arens

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HARTINGTON — Louis I. Arens, 92, Hartington, died July 1, 2019, at Park View Haven Nursing Home, Coleridge.

Visitation will be on Friday, at church, from 9 a.m. until service time, with a rosary recited at 10 a.m.

Mass of Christian Burial will be July 5, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Family (Sts. Peter and Paul) Catholic Church, Bow Valley, with the Rev. Jim Keiter officiating.

Burial will be at the Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Bow Valley, with military rites by the Hartington VFW Post #5283.

Pallbearers will be James Arens, Bill Arens, Vern Arens, David Guenther, Ray Lenzen and Gayle Brummer.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington.

Louis Isedore Arens was born June 18, 1927, in Bow Valley, to Louis Casper and Rosa Marie (Sudbeck) Arens. He grew up in the Bow Valley area and attended school in Bow Valley. Louis served in the U.S. Army from Feb. 28, 1951-Feb. 18, 1953. He did farm work for his uncle, Ben, and then worked for an implement business in Hartington setting up farm equipment. Louis also drove a truck for Herman Lenzen and drove a school bus. He also worked on the farm for Bruno Heine for 27 years. He also enjoyed fixing and riding bicycles.

Louis was a member of Holy Family (Sts. Peter and Paul) Catholic Church.

Louis is survived by his sister-in-law, Theresa Arens, Yankton, S.D., and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Rosa (Sudbeck) Arens; seven brothers, Victor, Edmund, Rudolph, Ralph, Ben, Hugo and an infant brother; and sisters, Mary Ann Lenzen and Angeline Guenther, along with three infant sisters.