Art was a devoted veteran of the Marine corp. He loved his country and proudly served in the Vietnam war. His love of John Deere started at a young age as his family owned a John Deere dealership. He enjoyed many outdoor activities including hunting and fishing as two of his favorites. Art was an avid baseball fan. His love of the game encompassed all levels from t-ball through the major leagues. He was a Michigan state university alumni and loyal supporter. He especially loved attending MSU baseketball games. Art loved deeply and was loved in return by all.