James Arens

James Arens


Dates

January 9, 1932 - December 18, 2022

Obituary

James Arens, 90, of Mitchell, SD, died Sunday, December 18, 2022, at his home under hospice care. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Thursday, December 22, at Bittner Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery in Farmer, SD. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-7:00 PM at Bittner Funeral Chapel.

James Dale Arens was born January 9, 1932, to Matt and Angaline (Yost) Arens. Jim married Betty Lea McGee on May 15, 1951. They had two children, Pamela Filter-Trosin and Donald Arens. He worked all his life as a mechanic; working for Dicus Motors, Berry & Sons, and Western Chevrolet. Jim was also a volunteer fireman, and then became a full-time fireman in the late 70’s. Jim started his own business, Jim’s Tune Up & Below Book Auto, in the late 70’s, and closed in 2018. Jim had a passion for old cars and enjoyed street rodding. His grandchildren were the light of his life.

He is survived by his daughter, Pam (Larry) Filter-Trosin; son, Don Arens; six grandchildren, Tracy (Debi) Filter, Justin (Angel) Filter, Cory Filter (significant other Susan Hoffman), Joel (Linda) Arens, Levi Arens, and Noah Arens; and thirteen great-grandchildren.  

He is preceded in death by his wife, Betty, his parents, and sister, Patricia.


Visitation(s)

Date
Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301

Service

Date
Thursday, December 22, 2022
Time
10:30 AM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301

Cemetery

St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery
Farmer, SD


Posted by Barb and Brian Stork on January 2, 2023
So sorry to hear of your dadโ€™s passing. We just found out. It makes for a difficult Christmas. Praying for your peace and comfort through the coming year.
Posted by Lynn. TerMeer on December 27, 2022
SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS ,, THOUGHTS & PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ JIM WILL BE MISSED BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM โ—๏ธโ—๏ธ MAY GOD & THE ANGELS COMFORT YOU โ—๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ
Posted by Bill & Cindy (McDaniel) Desy on December 22, 2022
Pam & family so sorry for your loss.
Posted by Deb Geyer on December 21, 2022
Jim will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him.
I hope all of Jim's family can find comfort in friends and family during this difficult time.
Posted by Mary Freeman on December 21, 2022
Levi, So sorry that I was in error and that it is your Grandpa. Nonetheless, blessings to your family.
Posted by Mary Freeman on December 21, 2022
Levi, while we didn' t know your Dad we all know how hard it is to lose a Dad. Our Wednesday night group sends our sympathies to you and the rest of the family.
Posted by Denny and Pat Dicus on December 21, 2022
Sympathy to the family at this time of loss. We have good memories of Jim, always so willing to help out, whether it was on the job, or in the neighborhood. May he Rest In Peace.
Posted by Janet and Ron Bainbridge on December 20, 2022
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of gramps. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Sending love and comfort
Posted by Charlie & Wanda Kobes on December 20, 2022
So sorry to all of you for this very sad loss!! Jim will be missed by everyone that was blessed to know him !! Big Hugs and thoughts and prayers too !! ๐Ÿ™
Posted by Shelley Thompson Garth on December 20, 2022
Pam and Donnieโ€ฆ Iโ€™m so very sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. I know this must be a hard time for you. I didnโ€™t know your dad that well but my childhood memories of him were of a happy kind man. I know he will be very much missed by your large family. Sending positive energy of light and loveโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ’–
Posted by Bob and Kay Miller on December 20, 2022
Pam and Donnie are deepest sympathy in the loss of Jim. Prayers to your family๐Ÿ™
Posted by Larry & Kellie Snedeker on December 20, 2022
Donnie (Freddie) & Pam, Kellie and I are so sorry to hear about Jim passing away. Our deepest sympathy and prayers to you and your families. Jim was a great person and will be missed dearly.
Posted by Pam Sheridan on December 20, 2022
Erin and I are saddened at your loss of your dad. He will definitely be missed by you and his family. He was fortunate to have Donnie and you to be such great caregivers. My deepest sympathies ๐Ÿ’•. Pam
Posted by Jim Wright on December 19, 2022
I have very fond memories of Jim, he was always a great guy, our thought and prayers ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
Posted by Cheryl (Bender) Kunkel on December 19, 2022
Pam so very sorry to hear about the loss of your DAD, Remember all your memories that you have , hold them close to your heart โค๏ธ Prayers to you all Pam & Donnie
Posted by Gary and Diane Trosin on December 19, 2022
We are so sorry for the loss of your Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your good memories help you through this difficult time.
Posted by Wayne & Carmen Allen on December 19, 2022
We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad.
Jim was a special person and a great mechanic. He helped us out many times with his skills when we were at Allenโ€™s Restaurant. He will be missed.
Posted by Diane Plante+Lenny Grady on December 19, 2022
Pam and Donnie and families, we are so very sorry for your loss. Cherish your fond memories.๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
Posted by Butch an Ruth Trosin on December 19, 2022
Pam you an family are in our prayers.
Posted by Jerry & Julia Fischer on December 19, 2022
Pam & Don, sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you & your family. Sending prayers for peace & comforting. God bless you.
Posted by Judy Van Dyke on December 19, 2022
Pam, Iโ€™m so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Sandra and Carroll Twedt on December 19, 2022
Pam and Donnie so sorry to hear about your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Rose Andersen Malsam on December 19, 2022
Pam, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your dad was a very nice man and you were such a loving daughter to him. Treasure the memories
Posted by Norma White on December 19, 2022
Pam and family. So sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
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