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Don Clinton Arnold, age 58, passed away peacefully at his home with his wife at his side April 9, 2013 in North Platte.
Don was born in Sutherland, NE on May 7, 1954 to Vance and Marjorie (Bierma) Arnold. Following his graduation from Sutherland High School in 1972 he attended the University of Nebraska and graduated from it’s College of Pharmacy in 1978.
He was united in marriage to Cynthia Price on August 25, 1979 for 24 years. To this union was born two sons, Daniel Alan and David Michael. A son, Graham David was born to Dan and Sarah on July 17, 2011. Graham brought much joy to Don’s life. Don met Mary Larson in 2004 and married her on September 30, 2005. He immediately fell in love with Mary’s family and took them into his heart. The couple spent 7 ½ wonderful years together.
Don was in partnership with family at Arnold Drug Company for 20 years. In 1998, after the closing of the store, he was employed by Westfield Pharmacy and later at U-Save Pharmacy. Don loved being a pharmacist and enjoyed serving his community.
At one time Don was President of the Nebraska Pharmacy Association. He is past President of the Sutherland Chamber of Commerce, Sutherland Hospital Board and was a member of the Sutherland School Board. He served as an elder of the Presbyterian Church, he belonged to the Volunteer Firemen and served as an EMT on the ambulance crew for many years.
Don is survived by his wife Mary; her daughter and grandchildren, Michelle, and Casey and Kaitlin Sterling of North Platte; sons Daniel (Sarah) Arnold and grandson Graham David of Lincoln, NE, David (Tiffany) Arnold of Omaha; his parents Marjorie and Vance Arnold of Sutherland; brothers Kenton (Katy) Arnold of North Platte, Gregory (special friend Sheila Morgan) Arnold of Parker, CO, Jeffrey (Kandyce) Arnold of Fremont, NE; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Don was preceded in death by his grandparents Leonard and Nora Arnold and Dick and Nellie Bierma; aunts, uncles and cousins.
Don’s family extends their sincere appreciation to Bill Snodgrass who has been a wonderful boss, mentor and friend to Don through the years. Bill’s friendship and integrity enriched Don’s life in many ways. We thank you.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in Don’s name and on line condolences may be made at www.adamsswanson.com. Cremation was chosen. Services will be held at the United Methodist Church in Sutherland at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday April 13, 2013 with the Pastor Ja Welsh officiating. Those wishing to do so may sign the register book Thursday and Friday 9:00 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.