"Akron" Arlen Vanke, long time Akron resident and drag racing legend passed away June 15th 2017.
He battled the effects of a severe stroke for the past five years.
Arlen was loved by many and always had time to help others.
May 17th 2017 his 102 year old mother Vilge passed away in the same nursing home.
This has left crippling medical bills for Arlen's wife.She is on a fixed income and in poor health.