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Arthur Gustwiller, Jr.

February 7, 1928 ~ November 15, 2020 (age 92)

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Arthur Gustwiller, Jr. age 92, died Sunday evening, November 15, 2020 in his Holgate home.

His Legacy… Art was born February 7, 1928 to Arthur and Della (Marschal) Gustwiller in New Bavaria.  At a young age, Art helped with the family farm.  In 1951 he joined the Army during the Korean Conflict.  On January 13, 1962, he married Barbara Jane Bogart.  Art was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Holgate.  He was a member of both the Holgate American Legion post #340 and New Bavaria VFW post #8847.  Art was a faithful steward of the land, as he was a lifelong farmer.  He bled green and yellow.  “Faith, Family and John Deere”.

His Family… Surviving is his loving wife Barbara: children: Lee (Tina) Gustwiller, Holgate and Sandra (Gary) Okuley, Defiance; and 6 grandchildren: Brandon Gustwiller, Okemos, MI, Eve (Wes) Detter, Columbus, Levi Gustwiller, Holgate, Louie Gustwiller, Holgate, Nova Okuley and India Okuley, both of Defiance.  Art was preceded in death by his siblings: Donald Gustwiller, John Gustwiller, Dorothy Deitrick-Shasteen and Anabelle Flowers.

His Farewell Services… Friends will be received in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Holgate on Friday, November 20, 2020 from 10 am until 1:00 pm.  Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday at 1:00 pm with Father Nick Cunningham officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors.  Contributions can be made in Art’s memory to St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  The Zachrich Family Funeral Home of Holgate is honored to be caring for the family.  Please visit to leave online condolences.


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November 20, 2020

10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
St. Mary's Catholic Church

Mass of Christian Burial
November 20, 2020

1:00 PM
St. Mary's Catholic Church

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