Art will be lovingly remembered by his brother Orville, sister ‘Leola’ Muhlbeier, and nieces and nephews Robert (Marilyn) Muhlbeier, Ken Muhlbeier, Wayne Muhlbeier, Judy (Larry) Pals, Fred Muhlbeier, Carol (John) MacNeil, Brenda Gebhardt, Dianne (Patrick) Page, Darcy (Tracy Quinlan) Muhlbeier, Kurt (Claudette) Swanson, Heather (Gord Gauthier) Swanson, 14 great nieces and nephews and nine great-great nieces and nephews!
He was predeceased by his father Charles in 1935, later his mother Clara (Ellergodt), older sister Ione Swanson, brothers-in-law Frank Muhlbeier and Albert Swanson and nephew-in-law Andy Gebhardt and great nephew Jarrett Gebhardt.
Arthur, or Art as he was known, was born in Coronation on a very cold January 23, 1932. As a youngster he probably played in his Dad’s Blacksmith Shop. As a young man Art became a Journeyman Mechanic and worked at Brigley and Sons in Coronation until his retirement.
Just like his father, Art was a long-term member of the Coronation Elks, Volunteer Fire Department and an avid supporter of the Coronation hockey teams.
He and George Williams, who were the goal judges, travelled on the bus with the teams and it is said that Art helped keep the bus in tip-top shape!
With his quiet sense of humour Art was always kindly willing to lend a hand to friends in his community.
The family would very much appreciate your attendance for a Memorial Service at the Trinity United Church 5009 Norfolk Avenue, Coronation, AB on Saturday May 3, 2014 at 1 p.m. A sharing of favourite stories at reception to follow.
In loving memory of Art, memorial donations may be made to the Elks and Royal Purple Fund for Children, Heart and Stroke Foundation of AB, or the charity of the donor’s choice in care of Coronation Funeral Home P.O. Box 358 Coronation, Alberta T0C 1C0 who have been entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. 403.578.2928. Condolences can be forwarded to the family by visiting our website at www.coronationfuneralhome.com