Arthur T. Harnish, age 95, went to be with his Lord, Monday, May 14, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Genevieve “Genie” (Pawloski) Harnish, parents, Joseph and Adeline (Homrich); sister, Marian Schumaker; and son, David Harnish.
He will be lovingly remembered by his very dear friend, Ruth Pawloski; children, Luke (Cheryl) Harnish, Theresa (James) Loomis, Claudia (Rodney) Cheyne, Laura (Jake) Rewa, Peter (Trisha) Harnish, Eric (Michelle) Harnish, Linda Harnish; 20 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Lucille Arndt and Noreen Miklusicak; brother, Louis (Annabelle) Harnish; and many extended family members.
He was born in 1922 in Byron Center, grew up in Moline and graduated from Wayland High School in 1940 before his family moved to Dorr.
Arthur proudly served his country during WWII in the US Army Corps of Engineers for a total of 29 months and 13 days in seven different countries in the European theatre. He worked as a welder in Allegan at “Blood Brothers”, later Rockwell International, retiring after 42 years of service. He was an active member of the American Welding Society. After early retirement at age 58, he was a self-employed welder. He designed and built reels for welding and repaired universal joints. In his later years, he enjoyed restoring antique tractors, gas engines, and other farm machinery.
Visitation with the family will be held from 2 – 4PM and 6 - 8PM, Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Kubiak-Cook Funeral Services, 4330 18th St, Dorr with a Rosary beginning at 3:30PM on Thursday, May 17, 2018.
Funeral Mass will be held at 11AM, Friday, May 18, 2018 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, 1871 136th Ave, Dorr. Father Christopher Derda will be presiding. Interment will be at St Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Arthur to St. Stanislaus Building Fund or Kindred Hospice.
The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at www.kubiakcook.com.
St. Stanislaus Catholic Church
1871 136th Ave., Dorr MI 49323
625 Kenmoor Ave. Ste 115, Grand Rapids MI 49546