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Arthur Sargent

Posted October 17, 2012 in Boone, Obituaries

September 11, 1939 – October 10, 2012

Arthur Sargent

Arthur Sargent, age 73, of 623 Mamie Eisenhower Avenue, died October 10, 2012, at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames.

Funeral services are Monday, October 15, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. at Schroeder Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall with Rev. Gary Sneller officiating. Burial with graveside military honors will be in the Squire Boone Cemetery, rural Boone.

Arthur John Sargent was born in Boone on September 11, 1939, the son of Edward and Ada (Shearer) Sargent.

He graduated from high school in 1958 in Jewell.

He served with the United States Army from 1962 to 1964 as a military policeman and was stationed in Germany.

On March 17, 1962, Arthur married Elaine Suchting in Council Bluffs.

Arthur worked for the Iowa Department of Transportation for 39 years at the Boone facility as an equipment operator, retiring in 2002.

After his retirement, he worked as a crossing guard for the Boone Community Schools on Boone’s east side.

Arthur was a founding member of the Iowa Draft Pony Hitch Association.

He trained and showed ponies and mules with his father.

Arthur was a member of NRA and the Boone County Sportsman’s Club.

He was a former Little League coach and loved attending the Boone Speedway.

Arthur also enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading, and spending time with his grandchildren and attending their sports events.

He enjoyed being an uncle to his nieces and nephews.

Arthur was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Lewis and Tom Sargent.

He is survived by his wife Elaine of Boone; a son John Sargent of Boone; a daughter Julie Burkhart and husband Wayde of rural Woodward; two grandchildren Mason and Mallory Burkhart of rural Woodward; two brothers Willard “Bill” Sargent and wife Sherry, and Frank Sargent and wife Connie, all of Jewell; a sister Dixie Klement and husband Jon of Sedalia, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at Schroeder Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall on Sunday from 3 to 8 p.m. where the family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m.

Visitation continues on Monday from 8 a.m. until service time.

Memorials in Arthur’s name may be directed to the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames.

Information provided by:
Schroeder Memorial Chapel, Inc.
1006 6th Street
Boone, IA 50036

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