|Arthur R. ‘Art’ Scheskie|
Arthur R. ‘Art’ Scheskie Sr. of Conover died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at Dianne’s Home in the Northwoods care center in Eagle River. He was 87.Mr. Scheskie Sr. was born April 1, 1925, in Highland Park, Ill. At the onset of World War II he left school to join the U.S. Navy, and served in the Pacific on a PT boat. After the war, he started Scheskie Builders in Deerfield, Ill., and later worked as a residential appraiser in the Chicago, Ill., suburbs.
He married Ruth Jacobs in 1945.
His hobbies included boating on Lake Michigan and on the Illinois and Mississippi rivers, as well as traveling throughout the United States with his camper and motor home. He spent summers at his cabin in the North Woods, retiring there in 1992.
Mr. Scheskie was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; and a sister.
Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Bonnie (Rod) Konsler of Bailey, Colo.; two sons, Arthur Jr. (Linda) of St. Cloud, Minn., and David (Shawn) of Northbrook, Ill.; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A private family service was held.
Memorials may be sent to Dianne’s Home in the Northwoods, 717 Indiana St., Eagle River, WI 54521.
|Tuesday, November 27, 2012 3:55 PM|