September 25, 1922 - August 22, 2007
Donald W. Arent, 84, of Grand Island died Wednesday, August 22, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center. Services will be at 11:00 AM Monday at Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home. The Rev. Hart Edmonds will officiate. Cremation will follow the services. Burial of the cremains will be in the Grand Island City Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be Sunday from 4 to 8 PM with the family greeting friends from 4 to 6 PM at Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home. Mr. Arent was born September 25, 1922, at Minden, NE to John H. and Creola May (Schafer) Arent. Survivors of the immediate family include his wife, Mildred of Grand Island; three sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Gaylene Arent of Kearney, Ronald and Kathy Arent of Grand Island and David and Victoria Arent of Fruita, CO; one daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Randall Barlow of Grand Island; and one brother, Ralph Arent of Gold Canyon, AZ. Additional survivors include five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Don grew up and attended school in Minden. He entered the U.S. Army in1942 and was honorably discharged in 1945. He moved to Grand Island in 1944. Don married Mildred Stolle on October 12, 1946, in Grand Island. They made their home and raised their family in Grand Island. He was the owner/operator of the Texaco station at 2nd and Tilden Streets, then the Conoco station at 2nd and Cedar Streets and finally the Conoco station at 5 Points in Grand Island. In his retirement, he worked as a crossing guard at Walnut Middle School. Don was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Saddle Club, American Legion, VFW and DAV. Online condolences may be directed through the funeral home Website at www.livson.com. Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice.
Donald W. Arent, 84, of Grand Island died Wednesday, August 22, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center. Services will be at 11:00 AM Monday at Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home. The Rev. Hart Edmonds will officiate. Cremation will follow... View Obituary & Service Information
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