Emmett Arthur Fluent, age 83 of Hartington, Nebraska died on Friday, August 7, 2020 under Hospice care, surrounded by family at his son Troy’s home in Lawton, Iowa.
Funeral services will be on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hartington with the Rev. Amanda Talley officiating. Burial will be at the Hartington City Cemetery with military rites by the Hartington VFW Post #5283. Visitation will be on Monday from 5-7:00 p.m. at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington. Visitation will continue on Tuesday one hour prior to services. Face masks and social distancing will be required for the visitation and funeral. You may view the livestream of the funeral at https://www.facebook.com/WintzRay/live/ .
Pallbearers will be Brittany Filipi, Taylor Fluent, Morgan Fluent, Autumn Fluent, Max Fluent, and Willow Fluent.
Emmett Arthur was born on February 8, 1937 in Coleridge, Nebraska to Floyd and Mildred (Lund) Fluent. He grew up in the Coleridge area and graduated from Coleridge High School in 1955. Emmett went on to serve in the U.S. Army for two years and was stationed overseas in Korea. He was honorably discharged on 9/30/1963. Emmett married Patricia Ann Rastede in Laurel, Nebraska on June 5, 1960. They lived in Laurel for six years, then moved to Hartington in 1966 where Emmett has lived ever since. Emmett was employed by Hoesing Brothers Construction from 1955-1964 and then by Radec Construction from 1964-1999.
Emmett enjoyed woodworking, birdwatching, and taking care of his lawn and garden. He also spent time camping with his family and taking morning walks with his wife Patricia. Patricia died on November 11, 2017 at the age of 76. Emmett was often a jokester. He was a very giving person, being very humble at the same time. He gave away lots of apples, pears, and his garden produce to many people over the years.
Emmett is survived by two sons, Todd (Karla) Fluent of Lincoln, NE (and their children, Brittany and Aaron Filipi and great-granddaughters Avery and Adelyn all of Wilber, NE; Taylor and Carli Fluent and great-grandson Sullivan of Lincoln, NE; Morgan Fluent of Wilber, NE); son Troy (Carol) Fluent of Lawton, IA (and their children, Autumn, Maxwell, and Willow Fluent of Lawton, IAN) ; two brothers Don (Betty) Fluent of Lebanon, MO, brother Stewart (Barb) Fluent of Cedar Falls, IA; and by his brother-in-law Tom Rastede of Yankton, SD.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Patricia Fluent; sisters-in-law Janice Schmitt, and Marilyn Rastede.
In lieu of flowers the family would prefer memorials to be made out to Trinity Lutheran Church in Hartington. P.O. Box 156 106 W. Centre St. Hartington, NE 68739.