Arthur Gustwiller Jr.

Feb. 7, 1928-Nov. 15, 2020

Arthur Gustwiller Jr., age 92, died Sunday evening, Nov. 15, 2020, in his Holgate home.

His legacy … Art was born Feb. 7, 1928, to Arthur and Della (Marschal) Gustwiller in New Bavaria. At a young age, Art helped with the family farm. In 1951, he joined the Army during the Korean Conflict. On Jan. 13, 1962, he married Barbara Jane Bogart. Art was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Holgate. He was a member of both the Holgate American Legion Post #340 and New Bavaria V.F.W. Post #8847. Art was a faithful steward of the land, as he was a lifelong farmer. He bled green and yellow. “Faith, Family and John Deere”.

His family … Surviving is his loving wife Barbara; children, Lee (Tina) Gustwiller, Holgate, and Sandra (Gary) Okuley, Defiance; and six grandchildren, Brandon Gustwiller, Okemos, Michigan, Eve (Wes) Detter, Columbus, Levi Gustwiller, Holgate, Louie Gustwiller, Holgate, Nova Okuley and India Okuley, both of Defiance.

Art was preceded in death by his siblings, Donald Gustwiller, John Gustwiller, Dorothy Deitrick-Shasteen and Anabelle Flowers.

His farewell services … Friends will be received in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Holgate, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday at 1 p.m., with Father Nick Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors.

Contributions can be made in Art’s memory to St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

The Zachrich Family Funeral Home of Holgate is honored to be caring for the family.

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