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Alex McArthur

June 26, 1925 ~ March 31, 2020 (age 94)

Obituary

ALEX McARTHUR OF FORT PIERCE, FL  AND UNION, MI PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY AT HIS FLORIDA HOME ON MARCH 31, 2020 AT THE AGE OF 94.  BORN IN CHICAGO, IL ON JUNE 26, 1925, HE RETIRED TO MICHIGAN  AND SUBSEQUENTLY   SPENT THE MAJORITY OF  HIS RETIREMENT YEARS IN FLORIDA  AND MICHIGAN. HE RETIRED FROM PEOPLES ENERGY OF CHICAGO AS MANAGER OF FINANCIAL PLANNING IN 1992 AFTER 46 YEARS OF SERVICE.

 ALEX IS SURVIVED BY HIS LOVING WIFE OF 58 YEARS BARBARA IDA (GYLLSTROM) AND LYNN (ROB) WYGANT, ERIN, JACK AND KELLY OF SNOHOMISH, WA; MARGIE (BILL) SASS, KRISTEN AND COURTNEY OF FRANKFORT, IL; RAYMOND (JEANNA) BURLEY, OLIVIA AND HOPE OF NEW YORK, NY; BARBARA (SCOTT) RADEKE, ALLISON, CHELSEA AND BEN OF NEW LENOX, IL; AND JAMES ALEX BURLEY, IL.  INCLUDING MANY COUSINS FAR AND NEAR.  HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS, JAMES AND ELIZABETH McARTHUR.

AT THE AGE OF 20, HE WAS DRAFTED INTO THE US ARMY 36TH INFANTRY DIVISION SERVING IN FRANCE AND GERMANY OCCUPATIONAL FORCES.  HE WAS RECALLED FOR THE KOREAN WAR AT THE AGE OF 25 AS AN ACTIVE RESERVIST IN JUNE OF 1950,  SERVING AS AN ARMY FINANCE SCHOOL INSTRUCTOR.  IN THE YEARS BETWEEN HIS ACTIVE DUTY, HE GRADUATED FROM NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY IN 1950 WITH A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE ACCOUNTING DEGREE.  IN SEPTEMBER OF 2019, AT THE NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY HOME FOOTBALL GAME, HE WAS RECOGNIZED FOR HIS MILITARY SERVICE AND PARTICIAPATED IN THE HONOR FLIGHT TO WASHINGTON IN NOVEMBER.

ALEX WAS KNOWN FOR HIS SENSE OF HUMOR, STORYTELLING, GENEROUSITY AND HIS LOVE FOR TENNIS AND NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL AS WELL AS HIS ABILITY TO HAVE FIRST HAND KNOWLEDGE OF ALMOST ANYTHING.  HE WAS A MEMBER OF ZION EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, BRISTOL, IN AND ALSO REGULARLY ATTENDED OCEAN VILLAGE WORSHIP.

SERVICES WILL BE PLANNED FOR A LATER DATE AT ZION EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH.  IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, PLEASE CONSIDER DONATIONS TO TREASURE COAST HOSPICE (WWW.TREASUREHEALTH.ORG) AND ZION EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH (WWW.ZIONBRISTOL.ORG). Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home, 1531 Cobblestone Boulevard, Elkhart, IN 46514 is assisting the McArthur Family.

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Treasure Coast Hospice
5000NW Dunn Road, Fort Pierce FL 34981
Tel: 1-772-403-4500
Web: http://www.treasurehealth.org

Zion Lutheran Church
20943 County Road 6, Bristol IN 46507
Web: http://www.zionbristol.org

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