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Leo N. Arb

July 12, 1936 — November 15, 2021

Leo N. Arb, 85, passed away peacefully in his sleep during the early hours of Monday November 15, 2021 at his home in Scranton, Kansas.
He was born July 12, 1936 in Belleville, Kansas the son of Clarence and Lena Childers Arb.
Leo entered the United States Navy on March 17, 1955. He proudly served four years, including time onboard the U.S.S. Denebola, a Victory Ship first commissioned in June 1944 as well as serving on the Battleship U.S.S. Wisconsin. On March 12, 1959, after being recommended for reenlistment, Leo received his honorable discharge and returned to civilian life.
He worked as an auto mechanic, perfecting his craft over the next several years while working at numerous dealerships and auto shops throughout the area.
He married DeLores Zumbrunn on April 25, 1959 in Emporia. They later divorced but always remained a part of each others lives and the lives of their six children.
Leo will live on in the hearts and memories of his daughters, Ramona Parsons and her husband Philip of Scranton, DeAnna Starkebaum and her husband Phillip of Scranton, Dawna Samson and her husband Bob of Topeka, Janice Arb of Wichita, Becky Arb of Scranton and Valerie Arb and her companion Jason Bevitt of Topeka; a sister Goldie Young of Benton; eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; numerous extended family and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Marybelle Burnett and a brother, Richard “Joe” Arb.

Cremation is planned with a celebration of Leo’s life scheduled from 1:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at the Scranton V.F.W. His ashes will be inurned at Lena Valley Cemetery, north of Lamont at a later date.

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