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105 South Main Street
Trenton, IL 62293


Otto Arentsen


  Visitation: Monday March 2, 4:00 to 9:00 PM
                    Tuesday March 3, 8:00 to 9:45 AM
                    Moss Funeral Home, Trenton  

 Tuesday March 3, 10:00 AM
                     St. Mary Catholic Church

  Knights of Columbus Service Monday 8:00 PM



Otto H. Arentsen 87 of Trenton died Saturday February 28, 2009 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO 

He was born December 25, 1921 in Damiansville, IL to John and Anna (Kalmer) Arentsen: they preceded him in death 

Also preceded in death by brothers  Alphons Olliges, Arnold Arentsen, Rev. Edwin Arentsen, sisters Frances Arentsen, Sr. Mary Damian ASC, Rita Rakers, father and mother-in-law Joseph and Margaret (Gerdes) Ripperda, brothers-in-law Aloysius Rakers, Erwin Ripperda sisters-in-law Margaret Olliges, Dorothy Arentsen 

He married Helen Ripperda October 23, 1951 at St. Boniface Church in Germantown and she survives in Trenton 

Also surviving are his children Jim (Bonnie) Arentsen of Trenton, Mike (Debbie) Arentsen of Trenton, Tom (Tammy) Arentsen of Trenton, Pat (Elmer) Bugger of Troy, Mark (Sondra) Arentsen of Trenton, Brian (Friend Melodi Linton) Arentsen of Carlyle 

10 grandchildren Maggie, Kyle, Shawn, Cory, Casie, Megan, Hannah and Noah Arentsen, Emily and Allison Bugger 

Twin brother Vincent (Florence) Arentsen of Damiansville 

Otto was a general contractor; he owned and operated Arentsen Construction in Trenton for over 40 years 

Member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Holy Name Society, St. Mary Cemetery Board, St. Mary Menís Choir, honorary member of Knights of Columbus Council # 2932, Mater Dei Fathers and Friends Club, Carpenters Local 480 Freeburg, Clinton County Baseball Hall of Fame, past president of the Trenton Chamber of Commerce, past president of Clinton County Home Builders Association 

Funeral Mass of Christian burial will be on Tuesday March 3, 2009 at 10:00 am at St. Mary Catholic Church in Trenton. Fr. Gene Kreher officiating Interment St. Mary Cemetery 

Visitation will be held on Monday March 2 from 4 to 9 PM and Tuesday March3 from 8 to 9:45 am at the Moss Funeral Home in Trenton 

Memorials can be made to Mater Dei High School or St. Mary Cemetery Association and will be received at the funeral home



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