Daniel G. Arends, 78, was a son of George J. and Agnes Lohman Arends. He married Verna L. Frieden on March 2, 1958, in Charlotte. She died June 27, 2001.
Surviving are two sons, Randal (Bonnie) Arends and Ronald (Allison) Arends and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two grandsons, Gregory and Trent Arends and a daughter, Lisa Kay Arends.
Mr. Arends farmed his whole life. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict. He was a member of the Melvin American Legion and former member of the Melvin & Gibson City Lions Club. He enjoyed restoring old tractors and was an avid golfer.
Full obituary: The Pantagraph, Bloomington, IL-February 23 2008