April 28, 1934-October 10, 2019
Arlyn Went, 85, of Leigh, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, at the Stanton Health Center in Stanton, Nebraska.
The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in rural Leigh, with Rev. Dr. Marsha Jark-Swain officiating. Interment will be in the Leigh City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Gass Haney Funeral Home, and will continue from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Wednesday at the church. There will be a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday at the church. Memorials may be directed to those of the family's choice. A lunch will be served at the Legion Club in Leigh following the committal service.
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Arlyn A. Went was born on April 28, 1934, in Columbus, to Albert and Edna (Sander) Went. He attended school in Columbus and graduated from Kramer High School in 1952. On April 15, 1961, Arlyn was united in marriage to Bernice Hansen at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Arlyn and Bernice farmed south of Leigh for many years and Arlyn also worked as a truck driver for McMullen Transfer, hauling cattle and irrigation pivots. After he retired, Arlyn drove truck delivering fuel for the Leigh Co-op. Arlyn enjoyed bowling, old John Deere tractors, loved watching his sons play sports, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Arlyn is survived by son, Noel Went of Norfolk; son, Allan (Tracy) Went of Lincoln; grandchildren: Emma and Leah Went of Lincoln, Samantha (fiancée, Jake Horeis) Went of Grand Island, and Cody Went of Hastings; sister, Marilyn (Stanley) Settje of Leigh.
Arlyn was preceded in death by parents, Albert and Edna Went; wife, Bernice Went; son, Leon Went; and sister, Marcella (Edgar) Anderson.
Condolences may be sent to www.gasshaney.com.