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Emmett Charles Arnett, 72, of Grand Island, died Monday, February
6, 2012 of Alzheimer’s.
Services will be 10:30 a.m., February 11, 2012, at Trinity United Methodist
Church. The Reverend Bob Rhodes will officiate. . Burial will be in the
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday, February 10, 2012 at Trinity
United Methodist Church.
The family would like to honor Emmett’s love of the game and
his involvement in sports throughout his life by wearing Nebraska Husker
attire at the visitation and welcome anyone that would like to do the
All Faiths Funeral Home is serving the family.
Emmett was born June 10, 1939, at Phillips, Nebraska, the son of Orville
and Irene (Rediger) Arnett.
He grew up on the family dairy farm near Hampton. He graduated from
Hampton High School and soon after joined the Army. He served from August
of 1957 to July of 1959. He remained with the reserves until 1963.
Emmett married Delores Lehman on October, 16 1960 at Trinity United
Methodist Church and they made their home in Grand Island.
Emmett started work with the Grand Island Police Department from 1961
to 1971. He then became a Hall county Sheriff’s Deputy. He was
appointed Hall County Sheriff in 1987 and he retired in 1995. Emmett
then worked for Hall County Corrections until he again retired in 2007.
He also received many certificates and attended numerous training seminars
while in Law enforcement.
He was a member of the American Legion, the VFW, the Police Officers
Association and the Sheriff’s Officers Association in Grand Island.
Emmett loved to camp, fish, hunt, and work in the yard. He enjoyed
sports, especially golf, basketball and baseball. He was an avid Husker
fan and more than anything enjoyed going to his grandkids activities.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 51 years, Delores;
daughter Carrie Arnett of Grand Island; sons and their spouses, Todd
and Denise Arnett of Grand Island, Matt and Pam of Hampton, and Bradley
and Joni Arnett of Grand Island.
Those also left to cherish his memory one brother and his spouse, Roger
and Ione Arnett of Aurora; one sister, Joan Kissel of Aurora; eight grandchildren
and their spouses, Joseph Ahlers, Angela Ahlers, Sebrina and Josh Bergmeier,
T.J. Roe, Christopher Arnett, Cole Arnett, Caleb Arnett and Natasha Arnett;
and 9 great grandchildren.
. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Gale Arnett;
and an uncle, former Fire Chief, George Arnett.
In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the family.