Rick D. Arb, 60, Melvern: Jan. 21, 1959 – Sept. 21, 2019

MELVERN, Kan. – Rick D. Arb, 60, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, at Midland Hospice, Topeka, Kan. He was born Jan. 21, 1959, in Ottawa, Kan., the son of Earl Dean and Pauline (Mason) Arb.

Rick spent all of his life in the Melvern, Kan., community. He attended Melvern schools, graduating in 1977. He was in the trucking business until he became disabled due to an injury. Rick attended True Grace Community Church and the Church of God, in Melvern.

Rick was married to Sonia Hurt; they later divorced. They had two children, Crystal and Jeffery.

Rick was preceded in death by his infant son, Jeffery Dean Arb; his parents, Earl Dean and Pauline Arb; and his grandparents, Earl E. and Mary Arb and Henry and Carrie Mason.

Rick is survived by his daughter, Crystal, of Stockton, Mo.; sister, Deanna (Mark) Heilmann, Topeka, Kan.; two granddaughters, Angelina “Angel” and Aurora, both of Stockton; two nieces, Mandi Adams and Tara Habiger; a nephew, Brandon Heilmann; three great nieces; a great nephew; and his very dear and faithful friend, Jackie Mercer, and his faithful canine companion, Chick, AKA “Fat Girl”, of Melvern.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon. The family will receive friends 10 a.m. until service time. Burial will be in the Melvern Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Melvern Community Center, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Condolences can be left at feltnerfuneralhome.com.

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