Arthur Vincent Schwidler
||Jan 21, 1926-Nov. 9, 2007|
Pleasant View - Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friedn, Arthur Vincent Scheidler,
91 passed away peacefully at Ogden Regional Medical
Center on Nov. 9, 2007 from complications following surgery.
Art was born Jan. 21, 1916 in Cleveland, Ohio to
Joseph and Lillian Schweidler.
He spent his childhood in Culver , Ind. near Lake Maxinkuckee where he learned many skills as an outdoorsman,
sharpshooter, and experts angler. He graduated form Culver High School in 1934 and Indiana University in 1939,
majoring in Buisness Administration.
He married the love of his life, Marie Nesius, on Sept. 7, 1940 at Scared Heart Catholic Church in Remington, Ind.
Their marriage produced three loving children: Mary Jo Schweidler, Ft. Wayne; Arthur V. Schweidler Jr., Solvang,
California; and Susan (Carter) Kilborn, North Ogden, Utah. Art was fortunate to have three grandchildren: Therese
and Christine Schweidler, Solvang California; and Aaron Schweidler, North Ogden Utah.
Hunting and fishing, especially fly-fishing and bass fishing were tremendous sources of enjoyment for Art. He was an
avid fly tier and gunsmith for his many friends throughout life. In his college years he was a member of the Indiana
University ROTC and place in the 1939 National Matches (pistol). Art has fished and hunted uplands and waters from
California to Flordia and many points in between. Articles written by his dear friend Richard W. Bowles telling of his
experiences and skills were often published in the Flordia sportsman magazine. He loved music and played saxophone
in the school bands and orchestras through all of his high school and colleges years.
After graduation and marriage, he began his career at Alcoa Aluminum in Lafayette. Soon after, in an effort to be closed
to his family and his roots, he purchased the Lakeside Grocery Store and returned to Culver.
Wanting a better life for his growing family, he moved to Pacific Beach (San Diego), Calif. where he was employed as a
Cost Estimator with Convair Aircraft Company (Now Genral Dynamics). Six years later, he moved his family to Pleasant View,
Utah, and was employed by Thiokol Chemical Corportation. This move brought him closer to the outdoor life he so dearly
loved. Art remained at Thiokol (now ATK) until his retirement in January 1981, as a manager in the contracts and pricing
Following retirement, he became a full time outdoorsman. During the summer he fished often at Willard Bay, and fly
fished the many streams, of Utah, Idaho, and Montana, especially the Madison and Snake Rivers. In the fall, he was an
avid duck hunter. Art and his father (Joseph) built an airboat to ply the swamps surrounding the Great Salt Lake. He
belonged to a number of local duck clubs, and participated in various organizations suuuch as Duck Unlimited. During the
winter months, he and Marie usually wintered at Port Charlotte, Fla., where he fished and enjoyed each day relaxing with
his many early life friends and their families.
Art was a prolific reader throughout his life, often checking out and reading many books at a time from the local library. His
love of reading continued until late in life when macular degeneration robbed him of much of his vision. Even so, he remained
alert, active, and in good health gardening and being a good husband, story teller, father, and grandfather to the end. He was a
member of the Saint James Catholic Church from its formation until his death.
Art is survived by his wife, Marie; son, Arthur; daughter, Susan; and grandchildren Aaron, Christine and Therese.
Preceding him death were his parents; two brothers: Joseph Schweidler Jr., and Robert Schweidler; and one sister Jean Smith.
His loss is deelpy felt by his loving family. A private rosary and Mass of Christain
Burial were held on Nov. 16 at St. James Catholic Church, 495 N. Harrison Blvd., Ogden.
Following Mass, he was interred in the Ben Lomond Cemetery, North Ogden. - Culver CItizen Thursday, 20 Dec. 2007