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Life Story / Obituary
Age 89, went home to the Lord on Monday, September 18, 2017 at Meadow Wood Nursing Home in Bloomingdale. He was born on May 26, 1928 and has lived his entire life in the area. Arthur worked hard for many years at Welch’s Foods to support his family. Members of his family include 5 children: Walter Conklin, Lillian (Paul) McFarland, Vivian (Charles) Ferris, Rebecca (David) Nelson and Larry Conklin; 7 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Altha in 2013; 3 brothers: Ralph “Buck”, Harold and Dick Conklin; and 2 sisters: Anna and Flossie. Graveside services for both he and his wife Altha will be held at 11 am on Monday, October 2nd 2017 at Maple Grove Cemetery, Mattawan. Please visit Arthur’s personal web page at www.BetzlerFuneralHome.com where you can archive a favorite memory or photo of him and to sign his online guestbook. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association. Arrangements by Betzler & Thompson Life Story Funeral Homes, 60900 M-40 Hwy; Paw Paw (269) 657-3870.