William R. “Bill” Arts, 44, passed away on Monday, September 29, 2014, at Appleton Medical Center, with family by his side.
Bill was born in Escanaba on May 7, 1970, the son of Fred Arts and Debbie (Plave) Johnson.
He was a 1988 graduate of Escanaba High School. Bill obtained an associates degree in Water Technology from Bay College and most recently worked as a computer hardware technician. Bill married Teresa Gustafson on August 14, 1999 at St. Patrick’s Church in Escanaba and they have resided in the Appleton area for the past 20 years.
Bill had a passion for traveling, hiking, and sports. He enjoyed landscaping and home improvement projects. He mostly loved spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Teresa; parents, Fred Arts of Escanaba and Debbie (Mark) Johnson of St. Johns, MI; sister, Stephanie Arts of Escanaba; brother, Cory (Bethany) Arts of St. Johns, MI; paternal grandmother, Shirley Arts of Wells; mother-in-law, Ruth Gustafson of Escanaba; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014, from 9:00 to 11:30 am at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba, MI. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 12 noon at St. Anne’s Church with Rev. Fran DeGroot officiating and Deacon Mike LeBeau assisting. A luncheon will follow the service in the church hall.
Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery on Monday, October 6.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Arts family.