Richard I.‘Dick’ Arett

    Richard 'Dick' Arett
    Richard I.‘Dick’ Arett, 95, of Fremont, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 at Nye Legacy in Fremont.
    Services were held Saturday, Aug. 11 at First Lutheran Church in Fremont. Burial with military honors was in Memorial Cemetery in Fremont.  
    Memorials may be directed to First Lutheran Church.
    Ludvigsen Mortuary in Fremont was in charge of arrangements.
    Richard I.‘Dick’ Arett was born Jan. 29, 1923 in Austin, Minn. to Fred and Anna (Earl) Arett. He grew up there, graduating from high school in 1940. In his younger years he was active in 4-H and FFA and showing and judging horses. He served in the US Army Air Force during the years of 1942 to 1946, discharged as a Staff Sargent.On Dec. 28, 1946 Richard was married in Rock Rapids, Iowa to Theresia ‘Tracy’ Menage. He was employed by Hormel’s for 40 years as a livestock buyer. While working for Hormel’s, he lived in Austin, Minn., Rock Rapids, Iowa, Omaha and Ralston, Wayne, and since 1973, in Fremont.
    He bought, restored, and sold antiques and horse drawn buggies and wagons. He owned riding and draft horses for 40 years. He was a member of the Nebraska Draft Horse & Mule Association, a member of the Belgian Draft Horse Corp. of America. He and Tracy attended horse sales and shows for many years, locally and nationally. He was Ring Master of the Nebraska State Fair Draft Horse Show for 10 years. He enjoyed driving his restored 1926 Model T 4 door Touring Car. Richard and Tracy were Husker Football fans, attending games from 1952 to 2013. They enjoyed their motor home and camping in state and national parks. He was a member of First Lutheran Church, serving on the council and ushering. He has been a member of the American Legion since 1946. He is a member of the Fremont Eagles Aerie 200, and was a member of the Izaak Walton League for 42 years.
    Survivors include a son, Ralph (Pamela) Arett of Palmyra; grandson Jeffrey (Kelly) Arett; great granddaughter Gracie Ann Arett;  granddaughter Lori (Seth) Yant; great-grandson Sawyer Yant; sister Patricia (Raeburn) Hanson of Austin, Minn.; brother-in-law Dean Johnson, special friends John and Stephanie Ferguson and children Archer and Maddox of Ashland.
    He was preceded by his wife, Theresia ‘Tracy’ (Menage) Arett, in December of 2014; a sister, Priscilla Johnson, and brother Ralph (killed in France in WWII).
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