Arthur G. Thomas

March 28, 1917 - Nov. 20, 2005

Arthur G. Thomas, 88, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, at the Masonic Health Care Center in Dousman. He was born in Palmyra on March 28, 1917, to Lewis and Alice (nee Aplin) Thomas. On July 12, 1941, he married Minnie Propp at Oconomowoc Methodist Church.

Arthur was a lifelong resident of Palmyra, a retired mason contractor and a member of the Pleasant Valley Methodist Church, Palmyra Masonic Lodge and Rob Morris Order of the Eastern Star.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Minnie; his children, Virginia (Frank) Pfinder of Palmyra, William (Diana) Thomas of Dousman, Mary (Fred) Schneider of Richmond, Va., Kenneth (Christine) Thomas of Dousman, Helen (Steve Egli) Evans of Metamora, Ill., Thomas Thomas of West Bend, Debra (Brian) Blossom of Graymont, Ill., and Traci (Todd) Bult of Woodinville, Wash.; 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and his sister, Dorothy Vredenburg of Waukesha. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Mildred Bollogh, three grandchildren and two half-brothers.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, and from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Saturday, Nov. 26, at Mealys Funeral Home, 320 W. Main St., Palmyra. The Rev. Larry Turner will officiate. Burial will take place at Melendys Prairie Cemetery.

If desired, memorials to Pleasant Valley Methodist Church, the American Lung Association or Seasons Hospice are appreciated.

Mealy's Funeral Home in Palmyra, 495-2127, is assisting the family with arrangements.