Arthur J. Swartz, 99, Waterford, died March 2, 2013, at Waterford Senior Living. He was born March 9, 1913, in Racine, to the late John Arthur and Millie (Bittorf) Swartz. He spent his early life in Kenosha and was a graduate of Mary D. Bradford High School as well as the Art Institute of Chicago.
He proudly served as a Sergeant with the U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific Theater.
On Dec. 27, 1945, in Kenosha, he married Doris Ostrom. They resided in Kenosha until 1968 before then moving to Rochester. In 2000 they moved to Burlington. She preceded him in death on June 4, 2012.
He worked as an advertising manager for Modine Manufacturing and had been a member of Cross Lutheran Church since 1968. He was a very accomplished artist and painter and sold paintings at auction for charity. He wrote various articles in different magazines. He loved fishing and was an avid gardener as well as a skilled carpenter. Most of all he loved just spending time with his wife and family.
Survivors include his loving son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Mary Jo Swartz; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Peter) Etchells, John (Natalie) Swartz and Mickey Swartz; and great-grandchildren, Milo and Felix Etchells.
He was further preceded in death by his sister, Esther (Lee) Northway; and brother, Earl (Betty) Swartz.
Visitation is Saturday, March 9, from 10 a.m., until time of memorial service at 11 a.m., at Cross Lutheran Church, Burlington. The Rev. Corrine Denis will officiate. Inurnment will take place at Sunset Ridge Cemetery at a later date. Memorials have been suggested to Cross Lutheran Church or to Cross Lutheran Endowment Fund. Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home & Crematory, Burlington, is serving the family.
The family would like to express a special thank you the staff of Waterford Senior Living and Gentiva Hospice.