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D: 2018-09-22
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B: 1960-04-29
D: 2018-09-20
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D: 2018-09-09
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D: 2018-09-09
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B: 1952-06-03
D: 2018-08-30
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D: 2018-08-28
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D: 2018-08-27
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D: 2018-08-24
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D: 2018-08-19
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B: 1933-03-22
D: 2018-08-17
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D: 2018-08-17
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D: 2018-08-16
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D: 2018-07-21
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D: 2018-07-20
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D: 2018-07-18
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D: 2018-07-17
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Condolence From: Parker Artz (Grandson)
Condolence: My granddad, Robert Eugene Artz died on Friday. He was a good, good man and I will miss so much about him.

When I was a kid, granddad would hug me so hard I thought he was going to break my back. I will not forget how he rocked his penny loafers with tall white socks everyday (did he wear them to bed?) Also he was the only person I knew to actually like black licorice.

Granddad was a mad-inventor of sorts, constantly tinkering in his shop. He was always either breaking something or fixing something—thankfully he stockpiled many different types of glue with which he fixed everything...well, kind of. He loved involving me in projects as well as sharing some of his hobbies such as model airplanes, fishing, and wood carving—much of which was lost on me at the time—but I am so thankful to have spent that time with him.

One time granddad laughed so hard during the movie “Home Alone,” I thought I would need to call an ambulance because he might have a heart attack. Thankfully, it never escalated to that point.

I will always remember how Granddad prayed with such sincerity. Beginning each prayer with “our most gracious Heavenly Father, we thank you”... The general tone of every prayer was gratitude.

Even though Alzheimer’s impaired granddads mind later in life it did not squelch his spirit. He was constantly playing and joking with family and hospice staff. His love of music remained, as well. In fact, a month before he died he was in my house singing old hymns with perfect harmony, just like his old quartet glory days. His perhaps greatest constant, was that he remained absolutely infatuated with my grandmother Nancye, the love of his life, to whom he was married for over 60 years. They did everything together—in 60 years they were apart a total of 5 days. And at the end it was grandma’s presence that most consistently brought him peace and calm on his foggiest days.

I now like to think of him in heaven—he could be sitting at the soundboard turning down some of the overzealous singers in the heavenly choir. But, rather, I like to think of him as one of those joyful singers. And I can only hope that we’ll be singing together again someday.
Thursday August 23, 2018
Condolence From: Paula and Don Eckert
Condolence: Aunt Nancye, Lori, Bobby and family i am SO sorry for your loss. Uncle Bob was such a good kind man and we all loved him so much! I just had a full knee replacement surgery so am unable to make it for the services, but know you are in our thoughts and prayers. He will be greatly missed!!
Wednesday August 22, 2018
Condolence From: Charla Curran Mann
Condolence: Aunt Nancye, Lori and Bobby, My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Uncle Bob was a wonderful influence on all of us as we were growing up. Love to you all.
Wednesday August 22, 2018
Condolence From: Merle Ann Schick
Condolence: Nancye and Family: So sorry to hear the news. Please know that you and your family will be in our prayers.

Larry and Merle Cooper Schick
Tuesday August 21, 2018
Condolence From: Patricia & Wayne Puett
Condolence: Wayne and I are so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Wayne and Bob worked together at Bendix Corporation.
Sunday August 19, 2018
Condolence From: Tim Brady
Condolence: What a great guy! He and Nancye were a wonder couple. When Nancye worked for the school district it was common to see Bob at events in which Nancyee was videotaping an event. So supportive to her. Whenever I went to the Baptist church for an event (i.e., wedding/funeral), Bob was always there working the sound system. Heaven received an angel.
Friday August 17, 2018

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