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Carl Arent

Carl Arent, age 80, of Aurora, passed away on Monday, August 3, 2020, at CHI-St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Lincoln.

Funeral Services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 7th at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Aurora. Mass will be livestreamed on St. Mary's, Aurora and St. Joseph's, Giltner Facebook page for those who are unable to attend in person. Rev. Loras Grell will officiate. Interment will be at Aurora Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 - 7 p.m. on Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 1420 9th Street, Aurora, with the Rosary to follow at 7:00 p.m. Current CDC guidelines will be followed and masks are recommended. Memorials may be made to the Knights of Columbus. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.


Carl Melvin Arent, the son of Leslie and Cleo (Claflin) Arent, was born in Stockville, Nebraska on November 4, 1939 and passed away on August 3, 2020 at the age of 80.

Carl grew up in various small farming communities in Nebraska. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he received his GED. After serving his country for four years, Carl was honorably discharged on September 10, 1963. He returned to Geneva, Nebraska where he met his future wife, Carol Reinsch. They were married on June 27, 1964 and had four children: Raymond, Craig, Troy and Dawn. Carl started working for Champion Homes in York and continued working for them until he retired.

Carl was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, V.F.W and Eagles Club. He enjoyed billiards, fishing, woodworking and hunting but above all he enjoyed drinking coffee. Carl said many times, "he always felt lucky that his children and grandchildren unequivocally loved him beyond words."

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ira Arent; sisters, Ardel Hinkel, Neva Pendergast and Bonnie McMillan and daughter-in-law, Patricia Arent.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Carol of Aurora; three sons, Raymond, Craig, and Troy; daughter, Dawn Erdman; 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by three sisters, Gladys Dallas, Helen Druba and Vivian Nabity and many other family members and friends.

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