Emmett Arnett - February 06, 2012Emmett Charles Arnett, 72, of Grand Island, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2012 of Alzheimer’s.
Services were Saturday, Feb. 11, at Trinity United Methodist Church. The Rev. Bob Rhodes officiated. Burial was in the Aurora Cemetery.
Emmett was born June 10, 1939, at Phillips, 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 Oct. 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.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Delores; daughter Carrie Arnett of Grand Island; sons and their spouses, Todd (Denise) Arnett of Grand Island, Matt (Pam) Arnett of Hampton, and Bradley (Joni) Arnett of Grand Island; one brother, 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 nine great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Gale Arnett; and an uncle, former Fire Chief, George Arnett.
All Faiths Funeral Home is serving the family.
In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the family.
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