In memory of
Arthur L. Buckwalter
MONROE CITY, Mo. -- Arthur L. "Art" Buckwalter, 90, of Monroe City, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at Monroe City Manor in Monroe City. He was born April 3, 1926, in Palmyra, a son of Harry and Harriet Harsh Buckwalter. He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Monroe City. He was a 1944 graduate of Palmyra High School. Art served his country during World War II in the U.S. Navy. He worked as an automotive mechanic for Jeff Trussel Chevrolet, Clark Ford and Anderson Garage, all in Monroe City. He then was production superintendent for the Monroe City Power Plant. Most recently, before his retirement, he worked for Winking Lawn Service in Monroe City. He was a member of the National American Legion. He married Mary Margaret Kuntemeyer in Palmyra on June 1, 1950. She preceded him in death on Jan. 4, 2008. Survivors include two daughters, Karen Seward (Rich) of Monroe City and Linda Buckwalter of Dallas; two grandchildren, Pat Seward and Greg Seward (Rebecca); three great-grandchildren, Gwen, Lillie and Evie Seward; and two brothers, Warren Buckwalter (Joyce) of Hannibal and Mahlon Buckwalter of Palmyra. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; six brothers, John, Nathan, Allan, Amos, Paul and Wayne Buckwalter; and one sister, Mary Nelson. SERVICES: 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Monroe City, with Pastor Martin Haeger conducting. Burial will be in St. Jude Cemetery, Monroe City. VISITATION: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at Garner Funeral Home, Monroe City. Active pallbearers will be Pat Seward, Greg Seward, Scott Hancock, Wallace Buckwalter, Rodney Kuntemeyer and Jim Buckwalter. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Winking, Rich Seward, Weldon Hood, Theresa Rouse, Robert Nelson, John Buckwalter and Babby Williams. MEMORIALS: Monroe City Public Library or the Arthur Buckwalter Scholarship Fund. ARRANGEMENTS: Garner Funeral Home and Chapel, Monroe City. WEBSITE: garnerfuneralchapel.com . Condolences may be expressed online at whig.com .
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