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.