Mr. Arthur "Art" James
Mr. Arthur James “Art” Lueptow, age 92, of Oakwood passed away on Friday April 14, 2017.
Mr. Lueptow was born on July 6, 1924 in Milwaukee, WI to the late Arthur Lueptow, Sr. and Julia (Hess) Lueptow. Art was a proud veteran of World War II, a technician fifth grade in the 104th Infantry Division known as the Timberwolves. His unit landed in Cherbourg, France, in September 1944, and these night fighters participated in the Battle of the Bulge. Art earned the Bronze Star Medal in the European African Middle Eastern Theater of Operations and returned home in July 1945. He celebrated his 21st birthday onboard the ship carrying the troops home to the USA.
Art earned his master’s degree in biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He was a natural salesman and loved telling a good story to make others laugh. His job resulted in many corporate transfers so that each of his four children were born in separate states. Among his favorite past times were golf, fishing and working on handyman projects around the family cottage on Lake Lanier.
On February 7, 1948, he married the love of his life, Doty, his Ripon College sweetheart. Their loving marriage, their sense of hard work, their unabashed patriotism, honesty and respect made them role models to many who knew them.
Art was preceded in death by his wife Doty, his brother Don Lueptow and his sister Carol (Lueptow) Polfuss.
He is survived by his children: Linda Stiehr (Jon) of Braselton, Julie Stegall (Richard) of Oakwood, Christy Taylor of Alpharetta, and Michael Lueptow of Chamblee, several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Mel Cherizier was a loyal caregiver for the last three years of his life and the family appreciated her loving spirit and dedication to him.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be a private family ceremony with Military Honors.
Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA 30504 is in charge of arrangements.
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My sympathies go out your family. Your father lived 31 one more years than my mother. You were blessed to share that many years with him
Lowell and Sue Lueptow
Thank you for sending us the news about "Cousin Bud", and the obituary, which I'm sharing with my brother, Lloyd. You have our sincere condolences.
I'm sorry to be undergoing a medical procedure Wednesday and will not be able to attend the services, but we'll make a gift to the Alzheimer's Association to help against that cruel disease/
Lowell and Sue Lueptow
My condonleances to the Arthur's family with all my Art. He was a wonderful man and a brave. I will never forget you Art. Peace and love.
My favorite memories were of being welcome in the Lueptow home during high school years. I most remember the home brew that Mr. Lueptow was so proud of and for the love I witnessed between Mr. and Lueptow then and throughout the years. What a dear couple!
Sorry to hear of Art's passing. We had great fun at our army reunions. Art keep us laughing. My condolences to his family.
Jeneen - Trumark
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Lueptow family. Mr Art will always be in out heart.
Jim & Trudy Skurski
Our sincere condolences to you, Jon and all your family! We're so sorry for your loss...and we'll be thinking of you this week!
Fran and Harry Voelker
Linda, I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I know how hard it it for you
Just know I have you and your family in my prayers. Love you all.
Your Dad was truly a remarkable man. As Christy's friends we are available to help in any way with the events this week.
Amanda K Robinson
Christy, you and your family are in our prayers.
Chuck and Amanda
Christy, we are so sorry to learn of your father's passing. He lived such a full and varied life that it must have been a great pleasure to hear his stories. You and your family are in our thoughts. - Marla & Bob
Bonnie Mitchell Lunceford
Christy, our deepest sympathy to you and your family. You must have received excellent parenting to have turned out to be the awesome woman you are. With love, Bonnie & Mike
Linda, I'm so sorry about your father's passing. I know it's been a long goodbye and he's now at peace with your mother and others. What a character he was, and a real patriot. As I had mentioned the other day, we will be out of town Wed-Friday, so will miss the funeral. Blessings to you all. Love, Carlene
Jim and Holly Polfuss
Jim and I were saddened to hear of the passing of your dad . We both thought the world of your folks. We know you will miss them both . Hold on to the good memories.
Robert & Jane Sullivan
Our sympathy to you and your family . Art was a part of the great generation and a good neighbor.....Your family is in our prayers. Jane & Bob
Dave & Nora Gleason
We will miss both very much. Your dad always ask me to tell the same JOKE because he thought it was one of the best jokes he had ever heard. We'll miss both at our lakeshore breakfasts. Keep the memories clear.
Cynthia D Greenwood
I just heard about your father's passing. I am so sorry. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. I miss not seeing you at the bank. Take care.
A former Winder-Barrow student and bank teller...
Cynthia D Greenwood
National Timberwolf Pups Association
I will turn home at last once more
Knowing that a true soldier's rest
Once earned is sweet
His peace complete
Who gave until the last his best
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