Arthur Alvin Idler

August 4, 1930 - March 16, 2019
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Celebrating Arthur Idler’s Blessed Life

Arthur Alvin Idler passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at age 88. His wife of 62 years, Joan, remained by his side as he battled a short illness. Art’s family brought comfort to him along with numerous amazing nurses and therapists at Casas Adobes Rehab center and Hacienda de la Luz.

Art was born in Selby, SD on August 4,1930, to Rudolph and Bertha Idler. He is survived by his sister-in-law Patricia Geegan of Tucson, AZ, daughter Vicky Ayers and son-in-law Larry, son Arthur Idler II and daughter-in-law Debra. Pa’s greatest joy came from his grandchildren, Amber, Nicole, Adam, Chelsea, Zachary, and Jordan, great-grandchildren Carson and Ezequias, and his nephew, Scott and niece, Julie.

Art came to Tiger, Arizona, with his mother and sister as a young man and graduated from Hayden High School. After graduating, he met and married his sweetheart, Joan Geegan. Art was drafted into the United States Marine Corps in 1951 and completed his service, as a Sergeant in 1954. Art attended the University of Arizona (forever a Wildcat), and started his own General Contracting company, Condesco, Inc., in Tucson in 1980.

Once he retired, in 2003, Art enjoyed summers in Pinetop/Lakeside, hunting and fishing, and attending his grandchildren’s many sporting events. Art never missed an opportunity to share a Budweiser, laugh, play cards, and share his enthusiasm with friends and strangers alike.

The family would be thrilled if you could join them to toast this wonderful, funny, sweet, and caring man. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, April 7, 2019, at 1:00pm at the Idler family home, 1668 W. Roller Coaster Rd., Tucson, AZ 85704. Please dress casually. You may contact Amber Ayers for directions or with questions at [email protected] We will also have a short ceremony the following day, at 10:00am at his final resting place at the Arizona Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Marana at 15950 N. Luckett Rd., Marana, AZ 85653.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Art’s name to The Wounded Warrior Project.

 

 

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Born: August 4, 1930
Died: March 16, 2019

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Larry Ayers posted on 5/23/19

I have had two fathers in my life--my birth father for 22 years and my Pa father for 40 years. Thank you for sharing your life with me Art. I learned so much just by watching you handle life's challenges and hope to be as wise as you during my life. I love you.

 

Fernando Caldas and family posted on 4/6/19

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Fernando Caldas and family posted on 4/6/19

We are deeply Sorry for this loss! We had the honor to meet Mr. Idler and his wonderful and sweet wife and spend Xmas with them and his beautiful family on 2017. They all received us with wide open arms and made us feel so special! We have him in our thoughts and prayers. May he Rest In Peace. Love you, the Caldas family !!!

 

Fernando Caldas and family posted on 4/6/19

We are deeply Sorry for this loss! We had the honor to meet Mr. Idler and his wonderful and sweet wife and spend Xmas with them and his beautiful family on 2017. They all received us with wide open arms and made us feel so special! We have him in our thoughts and prayers. May he Rest In Peace. Love you, the Caldas family !!!

 

Ashley Webb posted on 3/31/19

I am so sorry for your loss. Pa was an amazing, sweet, kind hearted man. He always had a smile to share xoxox. He will be very missed. He always made me feel welcome and loved every time I was in his presents. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love you.

 

Wendy Nicholson Laumer posted on 3/27/19

So many great memories of Art and Joan. I will never forget Art visiting and putting up a fence that our doggie sailed right over. Sending lots of love Joan and love to you and the family.

 

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