K. Arvard Neal

K. Arvard Neal, age 91, of Kearney, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Mother Hull Home. Services will be 11:00 Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church with Pastor Melody Adams officiating. Burial will follow at Kearney Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church in Kearney.
Please visit www.hlmkfuneral.com to leave a tribute or condolence.  Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney is in charge of arrangements.
Arvard was born August 4, 1927 in rural Kearney County to Ray and Louise (Nickel) Neal.  He graduated from Kearney High School in 1945.  He was married to Wilma (Thomsen) Neal in 1950.  The couple lived for two years in Killeen, Texas, while Arvard served in the Army.  They returned to near Fort Kearny in 1953 where they farmed until his retirement in 1992.
Arvard was an active member of the First United Methodist church and served on the Building Committee after the church was lost in a fire in 1969.  He also proudly served on the Rural Fire District for several years.  He enjoyed playing softball, horseshoes, and bowling.
Arvard is survived by his children, Tim (Kathy) Neal of Fort Collins, CO, Lori Neal of Des Moines, IA and Pam (Doug) Reinert of West Des Moines, IA; 6 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; and a sister, Arlette Neal of Kearney.
He was preceded in death by his wife Wilma; parents; and a sister, Arlene.