Arley Minshall

Arley Ray Minshall, 82, of Salem, Nebraska passed away on January 7, 2021, at St. Elizabeth’s Regional Medical Center in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was born on April 26, 1938, in Salem, Nebraska to Hobart and Alma (Kupferschmied) Minshall.  On July 28, 1963, Arley was united in marriage to Shirley Oliver in Shubert, Nebraska.  To this union two children, Tom and Pamela were born.  The couple made their home and raised their family in Salem, Nebraska. 

 Arley graduated from Salem High School in 1956. During his high school years, he worked for Joe Graves in his mechanic shop. After graduating, Arley worked at Tony’s Auto Shop in Falls City, Nebraska. He also worked the wheat harvest by going state to state until the harvest was done.  Arley then went to work for Frontier Homes, where he was a troubleshooter repairman. He also worked for James Oil Company and Sapp Brothers as a truck driver hauling fuel. His final full-time job was for Airlanco as a laborer until he retired at the age of 65.

 During his retirement, Arley would go and pick up cars for Armbruster Motor Co.  He loved go to visit with his sisters in Florida and Colorado as well as friends in Michigan.  Arley took up building birdhouses and bird feeders which he sold at local craft fairs and flea markets. He was a huge Nebraska Husker football and volleyball fan.  Arley and his friends in Falls City would get together every Saturday to watch the games. He loved to make jelly to give to family and friends. 

 Arley is survived by his wife Shirley of Salem, NE; son Tom of Dawson, NE; daughter Pam of Salem, NE; a sister Beverly Jacobsen and husband Art of Littleton, CO; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Betty Fitzgerald and her husband Don.

 Cremation has taken place and Memorial Services will be held at a later date.

 Visitation for Arley will be from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. on Friday, January 15, 2021, at the Hall Funeral Home, 2403 Harlan street in Falls City.  Family will greet friends from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

 Memorial contributions may be given to the family’s choice with a later designation.

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 Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home-2403 Harlan ST-Falls City, NE 68355 (402) 245-3131

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