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Arthur T. Bower

November 3, 1925 — August 4, 2016


Arthur T. Bower, age 90, of Munising, died Thursday, August 4, 2016 at the Tendercare Health Center in Munising with his family at his side.  He was born on November 3, 1925 in Munising to the late Harley and Grace (Bonneville) Bower.  Art joined the U.S. Army in January of 1944.  He was a WWII Veteran who was proud of his service.  Art was involved in campaigns in Rhineland and the Battle of the Bulge.  He was awarded the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.  Years later, Art cherished and was very grateful for the opportunity to be a member of the UP Honor Flight.  After being honorably discharged in May of 1946, Art returned to Munising and worked for many years in the woods.  He then was hired at Cleveland Cliffs working in their saw mill in Marquette. Art transferred to the Munising saw mill and eventually became the saw filer for the veneer mill.  Art retired from Timber Products in 1991.   He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, sharing stories, and trips to the casino.  Art loved spending time with kids.  If he was around the young kids, he was most likely teasing, aggravating, or teaching them a bad joke or trick that their parents would most likely not approve.  Art was a member of the Munising Moose Lodge and American Legion.

He is survived by his children – Christine (John) Anderson of Rapid River, Vicky (Kerry) Sundberg of Rapid River, Connie (Larry) Gould of Shingleton, Gary (Theresa) Bower of Memphis, Tennessee, and Terry (Christine) Bower of Ishpeming; daughter-in-law – Bonnie Bower of Munising; grandchildren -  Arthur James (Heather), Billie (Bill), Brenda, James, Jenise (Daren), Kayla (Chuck), Caitlin (Dave), Elizabeth, Becky (Sage), Ashley (Tim), Amber (Joe), and Elizabeth; eleven great-grandchildren with three more on the way; four great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Art was preceded in death by his parents -Harley and Grace; sons – Arthur C. Bower and Dale Bower; grandson – Craig Bower; and siblings – Russel Bower, Harold “Bob” Bower, and Eva Maddox.

Art’s graveside service will be held at the Maple Grove Cemetery on Friday, August 5, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.  The American Legion and Vietnam Veterans Honor Guards will conduct his service.

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