Henry Allen Arthur

June 11, 1955 - December 10, 2016
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Henry Arthur, age 61, of Belvidere, Illinois passed away from sudden illness on Saturday, December 10 at approximately 9:00PM in the comfort of his own home, in his favorite lounge chair.

Henry Arthur was born on June 11, 1955 in Dekalb, Illinois to the loving parents of Norma Jeanette Arthur (Abbott) and Lowell Thomas Arthur. Henry married his teenage sweetheart, Debra Arthur (Rollins) on August 19, 1978 at United Methodist Church in Belvidere, Illinois. Their paths first crossed in high school during Driver’s Ed class and their marriage persevered for 38 years.

Henry was a devoted and proud father of two children, Allen Arthur, age 32 and Kayla Arthur, age 29. Other survivors include his loving wife, Debra; brother, Bruce Arthur; sister, Linda (Engin) Sahin; nieces and nephews, Joshua (Stephanie) Arthur, Tori, Jordin, and Devin Scherer.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Lowell and Norma; sister, Sandra Scherer; and sister-in-law, Sue Arthur.

Henry acquired a lifelong interest in cars at a young age from his father. In high school, he drove a 1954 Ford Victoria, he graduated from Rock Valley College with a degree in automotive studies, he was a loyal Ford enthusiast and he spent his career working in the automotive and heavy truck industries.

When Henry wasn’t working on automobiles, in or out of work, he was an active member in the Stateline Toy Club. He spent his weekends pursuing antique toy shows with his wife, Deb.

A funeral service, celebrating Henry’s life will be held at 12:00 p.m., on Friday December 16, 2016 at Anderson Funeral & Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere with Rev. Monty Fox officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M., at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Belvidere Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a memorial can be made to the family to be used at a later time.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, December 16, 2016

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. until the time of service at the funeral home.


Service Information

Date: Friday, December 16, 2016

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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A funeral service, celebrating Henry’s life will be held on Friday December 16, 2016 at Anderson Funeral & Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere with Pastor Monty Fox officiating.


Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, December 16, 2016

Belvidere Cemetery

Address:

1121 N Main St., Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Burial will take place at Belvidere Cemetery.


 

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Born: June 11, 1955
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Marlene Meyers posted on 12/14/16

We are thinking of your family and praying for you...God Bless Mom & Lyons

 

Regina Mullen posted on 12/16/16

Rest in peace cousin.

 

Matt, Vivian, Joseph and Boone Reynolds posted on 12/15/16

Deb and family, Bruce and Linda -- Words can't express how saddened we are to hear of your loss. I have many wonderful childhood memories. We pray that in the love of family and friends you find comfort and strength.

 

Vernon Smith posted on 12/15/16

My sincere sympathies to you and your family.

 

Aunt Opal Bradley & Aunt Olena Pike posted on 12/15/16

Please accept our heartfelt sympathies on your loss. Your are in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Michelle and Richard Svoboda posted on 12/15/16

So sorry for your loss Deb. Prayers to you and your family. The video was beautiful.

 

Nancy Sadewater posted on 12/15/16

I am so sorry for your family's loss.

 

Nora Ohlsen posted on 12/15/16

Thoughts and prayers, so very sorry for your loss. Larry & Nora Ohlsen

 

bill konsdorf posted on 12/15/16

have not seen henry in years but, always enjoyed talking to him (car stuff)

 

Lisa (Konsdorf, Draper) Johnson posted on 12/14/16

I am so sorry to hear of Henry's passing. I remember him to be a very kind and caring person in High School. Debbie you are in my prayers...I know what you are going through. I lost Tim Draper 15 yrs ago and there isn't a day I don't think of him. Please take time to grieve and cherish the memories!!

 

Bill and Paula Hart posted on 12/14/16

Bill and I are thinking of you and your family daily. Henry was a great friend and he will be missed.

 

Deb Delia posted on 12/19/16

Condolences to your family.

 

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