Arthur ‘Art' R. Boursier
80 of 3216 Martha's Lane Stevens Point, died Sunday February 12, 2012 at St. Clare's Hospital in Weston. Arthur was born on August 9, 1931 in Arnott. He was the son of the late Byron & Doris (Beedle) Boursier. Arthur graduated from Prairie Elementary School in Arnott and attended P.J. Jacobs High School.
He entered the Army on January 3, 1949 and received his basic training at Fort Breckenridge, Kentucky. His unit the 101 First Air-Borne Screaming Eagles was sent to Tokyo, Japan. He was transferred to Korea and served in the Korean conflict. After his term in Korea, he was transferred to Fort Sheridan Ill. While there he was promoted to Staff Sgt. in the Army Military Police. While in Fort Sheridan he received his High school diploma and short radio commission. He received the Occupation Medal of Japan.
On August 25, 1952 he married his teen age sweetheart Jeannette Suchon at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church.
He started his employment with Soo-Line Railroad on January 4, 1952 and retired on October 27, 1987. He worked in the mechanical department and was the Laborer Union Leader.
Arthur was on the Board of Directors for the Point Soo Credit Union for 25 years. He enjoyed helping his friends and family in home repairs and remodeling. He was very loyal to his church. He was an usher for St. Stephens Catholic Church for more than 30 years.
He was an active member of the American Legion Post #6 for more than 25 years.
He enjoyed building puzzles, golfing, fishing, and visiting family. He sure loved his only daughter and his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Jeannette ‘Jan' Boursier of Stevens Point. Daughter, Donna (Steven) Kenowski of Custer. Granddaughter, Jenny Ann (Ryan) Solberg. Great Grandson, Carter Solberg. Brother, John (Rose Marie) Boursier of California. Also survived by his two favorite sister in laws, Loretta (Jerry) Buege and Eleanor Cichosz. Brother and sister in laws, Robert (Linda) Suchon, Tony (Ruth) Suchon, Richard (Barbara) Suchon, Clara Suchon and many nieces & nephews and special nieces Katie Meshak, Susan Slowinski, Carol Sniadajewski.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Virginia Kenowski, brothers, James & David. His grandson Joey Kenowski that was killed in an auto accident on October 16, 1993.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30am Thursday February 16, 2012 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Rev Jerzy Rebacz officiating. Burial with full military honors at Guardian Angel Cemetery. Visitation on Wednesday from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at the Pisarski Community Funeral Home 2911 Plover Road Plover and again on Thursday from 9:30am until time of service at the church. American Legion Post 6 ritual at 6:30pm. Parish rosary prayed at 7:00pm Wednesday at the funeral home in Plover. In lieu of flowers memorials in Arthur's name will be established at a later date. For online condoles please visit www.pisarskifuneralhome.com
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