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George A. (Art) Fowler

George A. (Art) Fowler, age 87 of Truman, died Tuesday, June 8, 2004, at the Fairmont Medical Center-Mayo Health System in Fairmont from complications of cancer.

Art was born Aug. 2, 1916 in Westford Township, Martin County, to George H. and Emma (Schoeppach) Fowler. He attended school and graduated from Truman High School.

Art joined the Army Air Corps five days prior to Pearl Harbor. He served for the duration of the war, with 19 months spent in the Aleutian Islands, and attained the rank of staff sergeant.

Art was united in marriage to Ethel M. Clay Dec. 12, 1945. Art and Ethel made their home and farmed in Section 32 of Westford Township. Their marriage was blessed with two children.

Ethel died in 1978.

Art was a member of Horicon Church of Christ, a former member of the Truman School Board, and former treasurer of the Northrop Co-op Creamery.

He is survived by his children, Jim (Evelyn) Fowler of Winsted, and Mary Fowler of Truman; and his beloved grandchildren, who were the focus of his retirement years: Sarah Fowler of Jordan, Wade Fowler of Minneapolis, and Emma Jo Fowler of St. Bonifacius.

Art is also survived by two brothers, Richard Fowler of Trimont, and Laurence (Eileen) Fowler of Truman; one sister, Mary Johnson of Estherville, Iowa; brothers-in-law, Lewis Clay of Truman, and Doyle (Carol) Greeley of Colorado; sister-in-law Ruth Morrison of Manning, Ore.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

In addition to his wife, Ethel, Art was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers Charles and Osmer; and sisters Mildred Anderson, Esther Schleininger and Clarice Bloomquist.

Funeral services were Friday, June 11, at the Horicon Church of Christ, rural Truman. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Visitation was Thursday, June 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Olson-Zaharia Funeral Home in Truman, and continued one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church.

Arrangements were handled by the Olson-Zaharia Funeral Home, Truman.

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