Obituary

Frederick J. Arts IV

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died January 17th, 2017

Frederick “Fred” J. Arts IV, 64, of Escanaba, passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at UP Health System in Marquette.

He was born in Escanaba on March 4, 1952, the son of Frederick and Shirley (Poquette) Arts III. Fred was a hard worker starting at a young age, he delivered newspapers for 12 years in the Wells area.

Fred graduated in 1970 from Escanaba Senior High School. He worked at Bay College for 35 years retiring in 2010.

Fred was a good hearted person and was always willing to talk with people. He knew the importance of being present and supporting people at funerals and nursing homes. Fred loved spending time with his grandchildren. He will be missed by many people.

He was active in hockey, being a coach for many years. He also was an avid Elvis fan. Fred knew all his music, sometimes doing impressions of Elvis, which was enjoyed by his family.

Fred is survived by daughter, Stephanie Arts of Escanaba; son, Cory (Beth) Arts of St. Johns, MI; daughter in law, Teresa Arts of Appleton; grandchildren, Emma, Ava, Bentley, Landon and Easton; mother, Shirley of Wells, MI; brothers, Ron Arts of Escanaba, MI, Bob (Wendy) Arts of Appleton, WI; sister, Robin Patton of Sussex, WI; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Fred was preceded in death by his father on July 18, 2014 and son, William Arts on September 29, 2014.

Public visitation will be on Saturday, January 21st from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family to assist with expenses.

The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Arts family.

10 Tributes to “Frederick J. Arts IV”

  1. so sorry to hear about Fred, will always remember his smiling face, enjoy knowing him for our 4 years of High School, now he is smiling with GOD, Blessing to all the family and friends

  2. Cory and family,
    I am so very sorry to hear of your father’s passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers…

  3. How terribly sad, will miss you cousin Freddie. Glad we got to visit in November while I was in Escanaba. You were always kind toward me. I will miss your laugh the most. God speed and in the words of your favorite entertainer… “thank you, thank you very much…” Prayers to all the Arts/Poquette family. Love Connie

  4. Stephanie,Cory,and Teresa, please accept our sincere sympathy in the loss of your Father. Fred and I have been friends for many years. I always enjoyed running into Fred. We always had a nice chat about the old times we had growing up in Wells. We are out of town and will not be able to attend the services but, Fred will be in our thoughts, and prayers.
    Gary, and Karen Thinglum

  5. My condolences to all the Arts family and friends of Fred,I had the privilege to grow up with Fred

  6. The Arts Family, I am so sorry to hear about Fred..He was a Great Guy..and would always make time to talk to me, and My Dad..when they seen each other The Family Inn..Sorry I had to miss seeing you all, as I was working..But you all were in OUR thoughts and prayers..Take Care..Love Always..David and Leonard Johnson

  7. will be missing his beautiful smile and sense of humor , another Wells kid , c-ya fella save us a space !

  8. My condolences to the family. I had the pleasure of working with Fred at the college – and he left a deep impression on my heart. He was such a caring person – always ready to lend an ear and always smiling!

  9. We have known Fred for many years. We bowled with Fred and Debbie and enjoyed visits with them. Got to know all their children and will keep them in our prayers. God speed and we will meet another day in a wonderful place in Heaven.

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