Brooten - David Arens, age 38 of Brooten died April 10, 2008 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, April 14, 2008 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Elrosa with a private family interment in St. Anthony's cemetery in Padua. Visitation will be 4:00 - 7:00 P.M. Sunday, April 13th, with a parish prayer service at 6:30 P.M., at the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Brooten and will resume at the church on Monday, one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are with the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Brooten.
David Alfred Arens was born March 9, 1970, in Sauk Centre, Minnesota to Wilfred and Doris (Barten) Arens. David grew up in the Brooten area and attended school in Brooten. He graduated from the Brooten High School class of 1988.
David was employed at Harry Kramer Construction in Melrose for the last five years. He belonged to Ducks Unlimited and was an avid sportsman. He loved to hunt and fish. David especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his parents; Wilfred and Doris Arens of Padua, MN; 2 children, Karissa and Gabe Will; siblings, Deb Collins of Nelson, MN, Ken (Brenda) Arens of Sauk Centre, MN, Barb (Jeff) Clark of Veblen, SD, Nancy (Tony) Radermacher of Wisconsin, Mary Botten of Alexandria, MN, Bonnie (Roger) Koehntop of Morris, MN, Becky (Jeff) Spartz of New Hope, MN, Sandy (Jeff) Zenzen of Brooten, MN; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
David was preceded in death by his grandparents and brother-in-law, Tom Collins.