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David Arends

Died: Saturday, November 16, 2013
Age: 68
David L. Arends, 68, of Alta Vista, died Sat., Nov. 16, 2013 at Mercy Regional Hospital in Manhattan. David was born May 14, 1945 in Bloomington, Ill., the son of Clarence and Mildred Arends. He attended schools in Bloomington, and graduated from Bloomington High School in 1965.

David worked at Rock Springs 4-H Center. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during the Vietnam War. He later served in the U.S. Army National Guard.

David was a member of the Marion Hill Lutheran Church, near White City, the Alta Vista Masonic Lodge #357, A.F.& A.M., and the Manhattan Area Rail Joiners. He enjoyed working with model trains and model railroading.

David married Audrey Bolton on Aug. 15, 1971 in Peoria, Ill. She survives. Other survivors include: a son, David Arends, Denver, Colo.; two daughters, Heather Marie Eller and her husband Shawn, Alta Vista, and Amy Woodard and her husband Ryan, Rossville; and three grandchildren, Dwayne, Cheyanne, and Tyler Tucker. David was preceded in death by his parents; a brother Gerald Arends; and a sister Judith Ann Arends.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 at Marion Hill Lutheran Church near White City, with Pastor Carl Issacson presiding. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Military Honors will be provided by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard. The family will greet friends 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday evening at Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel in Junction City. Memorial contributions can be made to Marion Hill Lutheran Church, or the Terry C. Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research, Kansas State University, 1 Chalmers Hall, Manhattan, Kansas 66506.

Please visit www.penwellgabeljunctioncity.com to leave a condolence for the family.

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