Harold Joseph Artley, age 87, of 8723 H Road, Cornell, died early Wednesday morning August 18, 2004 following a lengthy illness.
Harold was born April 19, 1917, in Gladstone, the son of Frank and Anna (Gagnon) Artley. He was raised in the Gladstone area and attended the All Saints Catholic School. Following his years in school and at the age of 18 years, Harold moved to the Cornell area where he worked as a dairy farmer. Harold was married to Arlene Artley. In October of 1980, Harold married the former Ruth Hasselbach. The couple remained in the Cornell area and Harold worked for the Caspian Construction Company in Marquette for 7 years. Following his years of work at the Caspian Construction Company, Harold continued to work construction for the Chenier Construction Company until finally retiring at the age of 62 years. Harold enjoyed hunting, fishing and baseball. He also enjoyed dairy farming and working in the woods. Harold will be deeply missed.
In addition to his wife Ruth, Harold is survived by:
4 Daughters: Sharon (Conrad) Allsworth of Cornell, MI, Darlene Vertz of Powers, Mi, Kathy (Kelly) Neurohr of Cornell, MI, Lynn (Randy) Peters of Stevens Point, WI
3 Sisters: Alice Ericksen of Gladstone, MI, Mildred Thornson of Rapid River, MI, Norma Calvey of Gladstone, MI
Survivors also include: 17 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceding Harold in death are: His parents, Frank and Anna and his first wife, Arlene.
Also preceding are: 2 Sons: James and Jerry Artley
2 Grandsons: Lenny Vertz and Andy Artley
2 Sisters: Viola Blatterbauer and Hazel LaLonde
1 Brother Edwin