Arthur W. Hustis, 80, of Marseilles, Il., died at Ottawa Regional Hospital and Healthcare Center on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, 2009 at First Congregational-United Church of Christ in Ottawa, the Rev. Lisa A. Hadler officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Marseilles, with military honors. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Ottawa Funeral Home, with Masonic services at 7 p.m. There will be visitation at the church one hour before the service.
Pallbearers will be Roger Hustis, John Frost, Roger Klepp, Steven R. Johnson, Kenneth Kilpatrick, and Francis Bybee. Honorary pallbearers will be Harry Troup and Warren Bauer.
Mr. Hustis was born July 23, 1929, in Cold Spring, N.Y., to Roger and Helen Gravel Hustis. He married JoAnn Laatz of Marseilles on Sept. 4, 1954.
He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps with the Forces of Occupation in Germany during the Korean Conflict, and retired from the former Nabisco Company in Marseilles as a printing press operator. He was a member of First Congregational-United Church of Christ in Ottawa, where he served two separate terms as moderator. He was a member of the Marseilles Veterans of Foreign Wars Post., and a past master and 50-year member of Marseilles Masonic Lodge 417, AF & AM. He was a member and past patron of former Ramona Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star of Marseilles, the Bloomington Consistory, Mohammed Temple in Peoria, the Starved Rock Civil War Round Table of Ottawa, and the Mendota Clown Funsters .
Mr. Hustis was the great-great-grandson of Union Major General G. Kimble Warren, the hero of the Battle of Little Round Top at the Battle of Gettysburg in the Civil War.
He is survived by his wife, JoAnn Hustis, his son Roger E. Hustis, both of Marseilles, his daughter, Adele Anne Hustis of Chicago, and two brothers, William A.R. (Sherry) Hustis and Harvey H. (Hilda) Hustis, both of Charlotte, N.C.
He was preceded in death by his parents .
Memorials in his name may be directed to the Shriners Children’s Hospital .
Born: July 23, 1929
Place of Birth: Cold Springs, NY USA
Death: September 13, 2009
Place of Death: Ottawa, IL
Occupation: Printing press operator
Organizations: Marseilles Masonic Lodge 417 AF & AM
Memorial donations may be made to:
Shriners Children's Hospital