Monday, February 1, 2016

Long-time area farmer Milton Arner passes away

Another life-long Dawes County resident has died.  Milton Arner passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2016.  Below is his obituary as it appeared on the Chamberlain Chapel website. 

Funeral services for Milton E. Arner, 90, of Whitney, Nebraska are Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 1:00 PM at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron with Dr. Russ Seger officiating. Burial at Crawford Cemetery. 

Milton passed away on January 27, 2016. 

Milton Everett Arner was born May 11, 1925, at the Arner homestead north of Crawford, Nebraska to Lloyd and Bessie Pearl Arner. He was the second to the youngest child of seven. Milton and Wilma (Baker) Arner were married December 30, 1947, by the Justice of the Peace. To this union there were three children: Darlene, Carma, and Steve. 

In 1951 they purchased a farm two and a half miles east of Whitney. The place they called home for 64 years. Milton was a farmer all of his life raising hogs, cattle, wheat, corn, and alfalfa. Milton was a member of the USDA Farm Service Agency and predecessors for more than 35 years. He was on the Whitney Irrigation Board for 20 years and on the Whitney School Board. Milton was a member of the Crawford Eagles Club. 

Survivors include his daughter, Darlene Cottier and her husband Terry of Leander, Texas. His son Steve and wife Diana of Whitney, Nebraska. Grandchildren: Heather Cottier of Dallas, Texas-Scott Cottier and wife Angie of Austin, Texas-Chadd Arner of Chadron, Nebraska-Nikki Daringer and husband John of Chadron, Nebraska. Great-Grandchildren: Cash Daringer of Chadron and Katherine Cottier of Austin, Texas. Special Friend: Sheila Green of Crawford, Nebraska Sister-in-laws: Leona Brown of Hot Springs, South Dakota and Betty Arner of Arizona. 

Milton was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Powered by: Wilma, daughter Carma and husband Bob, his siblings: Cora, Elwin, Don, Roland, Cal, Vi. 

A memorial has been established to the Crawford Eagles Club. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.