Clarence Frank “Bub” Arensdorf, 93, of McPherson County passed away on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 at the Sutherland Care Center. Clarence was born on Oct. 23, 1924 to Nicholas George and Margaretha (Pittz) Arensdorf on the family ranch in McPherson County.
He grew up on the home place and graduated from District 60 Country School. Clarence stayed on the ranch to work with his dad, farming and ranching, which he did his entire life.
He also worked for McPherson County, maintaining roads for 30 years, and served on the Farm Service Board for 12 years and the District 60 School Board for several years. Over the years Clarence received the Grassland Conservation Award as well as the Tree Award.
On Sept. 4, 1949, Clarence was united in marriage to Lila Lee Humphrey in Sutherland and the couple continued to live on the homestead where they raised their family.
Clarence always liked sports and was both a Yankee fan and a Husker fan. In his younger days he played baseball and then when he was older became a women’s softball coach. He also liked to play cards and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sutherland.
He leaves behind his wife of nearly 69 years, Lila of Sutherland; daughters, Jacqueline (Wendell) Sachtjen of Palmer, Julie (Pat) Hoaglund of Brady, and Sheryl Arensdorf of Sutherland; grandchildren, Tracy and Michelle Sachtjen, Robin Mann, Nichole Fleecs, Shawn Redden, Kelli and Matt Wiiest and Tiffany Hoaglund; 16 great-grandchildren, Jared, Tayvianna, Michael, Owen, Alexa, Wyatt, Ella, Austyn, Samuel, Kinley, Lyla, Bryden, Zayden, Allanaha, Payton, and Ryan; and other family.
Clarence was preceded in death by his daughter, Judith Arensdorf; parents; brothers, Joseph and Martin; and sisters, Alma Nicholson, Gertrude Arensdorf, and twins, Loretta Ross and Louisa Holcomb.
Funeral service was on Jan. 9 at the First United Methodist Church in Sutherland with Pastor Mark Baldwin officiating. Burial followed in the Riverview Cemetery. Odean Colonial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
The online guestbook can be signed at odeanchapel.com. Memorials are suggested to the church or the Sutherland Youth Program.