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Hemesath, Art 1923 - 2017


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 6/2/2017 at 09:21:30

Art Hemesath, 93, of Ossian, Iowa died Friday, May 26, 2017 at Ossian Senior Hospice, Ossian, Iowa. Art was born December 26, 1923 to Henry and Alvina (Scheidelmantel) Hemesath in Ossian, Iowa. He attended DeSales School. Art enlisted in the United States Navy in March 1945 and was honorably discharged in November 14, 1946.
Art was united in marriage with Janet Wallmark, daughter of Cliff and Callista Wallmark on May 21, 1953. Six children were born to this union.
Art was a man of enthusiasm and brought a lot of energy to any business or project he undertook. He owned and operated Artís Roller Rink for 25 years. A place many lasting friendships and courtships occurred alongside a heck of a lot of fun. He had several smaller businesses including Artís Car Wash, Artís Auction House and Artís Bulls and Boars. He owned Hemesath Steel Construction Cuckler Building Systems for nineteen years.
Art was of the Greatest Generation and served God, country and community his entire life. He was on community boards including the Ossian Senior Hospice Board of Directors for 24 years, the Winneshiek County Conservation Board for 8 years, the Winneshiek County Board of Review for 22 years, and the Finance Committee for St. Francis DeSales Parish for 19 years. He joined Knights of Columbus in 1942 and was Grand Knight and Faithful Navigator. He was a member of American Legion Post 503 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1977. Art hung the Ossian Christmas decorations downtown for many decades and was involved in too many community projects to list.
Art grew up in a musical family. He picked up playing the tuba around age 55 and for the following 20 years could be found most weekends playing polkas.
Art is survived by his former wife, Janet Hemesath of Ossian, Iowa; children, Cliff (Norine) Hemesath of Ossian, Iowa, Rick (Anita) Hemesath of Ossian, Iowa, Arlinda Michael (John Moskwa) of Madison, Wisconsin, Ron (Wanda) Hemesath of Decorah, Iowa, Lou Ann (Victor) Register of Morris, Illinois and Rod Hemesath of Ossian, Iowa; fourteen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; brother, Henry (Marilyn) Hemesath of Monona, Iowa; and sisters-in-law, DeEtta (Alphonse) Hemesath of Decorah, Iowa and DeAnn (Elmer) Hemesath of Ossian, Iowa.
Art was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Alvina Hemesath; brothers, Joseph, Alphonse and Elmer Hemesath; and sister, Doris Huber.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 from 4-8 pm at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Ossian, Iowa with a Knights of Columbus Rosary at 4:00 pm and a Scripture Service at 8:00 pm by Rev. Robert Gross. There will also be a one hour visitation before Mass time at the church on Wednesday.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 am on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Ossian, Iowa with Rev. Richard Kuhn and Rev. Robert Gross as the Concelebrants.
Interment will follow at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Cemetery, Ossian, Iowa with Military Rites.
Schmitz-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Ossian, Iowa is helping the family with arrangements.

Source: Grau Funeral Home database

St. Francis de Sales Cemetery

Winneshiek Obituaries maintained by Bruce Kuennen.
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