HARTINGTON — Ron Arens’ life took a major detour when he was hurt in an accident earlier this year.
Up until that time, Arens, a rural mail carrier for 32 years, hadn’t let much get in the way of his job of delivering mail on his route north and east of Hartington.
Rain, sleet, or snow – if possible, the mail needed to be delivered.
Arens lived up to that oath until May 16, when he sustained broken bones, spinal fractures and brain trauma during a fall.
Arens fell while he was helping a nephew make repairs on a farm building.
A veterinarian was working at the farm when Arens fell. As soon as Arens fell, he rushed over and said Arens should not be moved, said Arens’ wife, Connie.
“We know there were guardian angels watching over him,” Connie said. “He had help from above that day and through the recovery.”
Arens is now back home after spending close to three months in hospitals recovering from the horrible accident.
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