Arthur Edward ‘Art’ Young Jr.

Sept. 7, 1949 - April 3, 2008

Former Dousman resident Arthur Edward "Art" Young Jr., 58, passed away surrounded by his loving family Thursday, April 3, 2008, at his home in New Lisbon after a short but hard-fought battle with cancer. Art was born Sept. 7, 1949, in Milwaukee, to Arthur and Phyllis Young.

He graduated from Washington High School in 1967. He married Carolyn (Williamson) Bosshard on Aug. 2, 1975, in Milwaukee. He proudly served his country in the Vietnam War during 1969 to 1971. After his discharge, he was employed by A.O. Smith for 33 years, retiring in 2001.

Art loved to travel with his wife and children, along with cross-country bike trips with his wife and friends. He had a passion for music, which included many "air" jam sessions in his garage or at the occasional campfire with his family and friends. He also enjoyed watching Westerns, shooting pool, snowmobiling, boating and fishing and having a few cold Budweisers.

He is survived by his loving wife, Carolyn; his children, David (Tanya) Bosshard of Delafield, Michael (Tina) Bosshard of Dousman, Arthur Young III of Waukesha and Jennifer (Kevin) Schmidt of Pewaukee; grandchildren, Allan and Samantha Metzer, Karissa Gennrich and Quentin Bosshard, Brianna Young and Peyton Schmidt; brothers, Phillip Young of Milwaukee and Robert Young of Waukesha; father, Arthur Young of Roswell, N.M.; along with many of his closest friends.

Art was preceded in death by his mother, Phyllis.

His body was donated to the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, for research.

A memorial was held Saturday, April 12, at Finn’s Bar and Grill in Wales. Another memorial will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at Wonderly’s Tap in New Lisbon.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.

A line from one of his favorite songs, Call Me The Breeze - Lynyrd Skynyrd:

Well now they call me the breeze

I keep blowin’ down the road

I ain’t got me nobody

I don’t carry me no load

Oooh Mr. Breeze

To My Husband - Thank you for 33 years filled with love and wonderful memories, I will cherish forever.

To Our Father - You were a great man that will be greatly missed, but not forgotten.