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PAUL D. ARNETT

Paul D. Arnett, 62, Pomona, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Ransom Memorial Hospital in Ottawa. 

Funeral services are planned for 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Dengel & Son Mortuary. Friends may pay their respects to Mr. Arnett 9 p.m. Friday to the service hour at Dengel & Son Mortuary, where the family will meet with friends 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Inurnment is planned for a later date.

He was born Tuesday, Sept. 19, 1950, in Lawrence, the son of Philip and Cleota (Bair) Arnett.

Paul lived in Pomona, moving to Wilson, from 1983 to 1997, returning to Pomona in 1998.

He graduated from Pomona High School with the class of 1968. In 1977, he graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in wildlife management.

On Aug. 29, 1970, Paul was united in marriage with Mary Flakus in Pomona.

Paul worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from 1977 to 1994, attaining the rank of project manager. He owned and operated a lumberyard in Wilson for one year and worked as a carpenter in Lawrence for First Management Company. He was a volunteer firefighter for Pomona and Wilson for 30 years, and he also was on the Pomona and Wilson city councils. Paul was a hunter education instructor for 30 years in Pomona. 

He served in the U.S. Army from 1969 to 1975, attaining the rank of specialist 5.

Paul was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking in his spare time. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Philip and Cleota Arnett; and brother, Kenneth Arnett. 

Survivors include his wife, Mary Arnett, Eudora; three daughters, Katina Larsen and her husband, Keith, Pomona, April Smith and her husband, Donald, Pomona, and Rebecca McCue and her husband, John, Hutchinson; grandchildren, Mira McCue, Brandon Larsen, Dalton Smith and Dakota Smith; sister, Linda Robbins and her husband, Leonard, Pomona; and sister-in-law, Betty Arnett, Memphis, Tenn.; and many nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Paul D. Arnett Memorial Fund through Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory St., Ottawa KS 66067. Funds collected will go toward wildlife management programs. 

An online guest book is available at www.dengelmortuary.com. Condolences may be made at www.ottawaherald.com

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