Arthur Levernier, age 87, of Merrill, formerly of Illinois, passed away peacefully at his home Sunday, August 2, 2015, surrounded by his family and under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice Services. He was born August 24, 1927, in Northbrook, IL to the late Arthur Peter and Louise (Beinlich) Levernier. On September 4, 1948, Arthur and Florence Ferraro were united in marriage in Hubbard Woods, IL. She preceded him in death April 21, 2014.
Arthur graduated from St. George High School in Chicago. He was drafted into the US Army in 1945 and was stationed in Panama. Arthur worked for many years as a firefighter in Glenco, IL, and remained a member of the Professional Firefighters Association ever since. He had also worked as a landscaper in Highland Park, IL, before his retirement. Arthur was an avid musky fisherman and grouse hunter and was very passionate about gardening, both flowers and vegetables. One of his favorite places to spend time was his beloved home in Moose Lake, WI. Arthur was a true dog lover and happily supported the Lincoln County Humane Society. He adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and rejoiced in the birth of his newest great-grandson, Connor.
Arthur is survived by his daughter: Dorothy Malm, Merrill; son: Dr. James ‘Jim” Levernier, Little Rock, AK; three grandchildren: Andrew (Angie) Malm, Raleigh, NC, Adam (Melanie) Malm, Oshkosh, WI, and Kathryn Malm, Los Angeles, CA; three great-grandchildren: Taylor Malm, Madison Malm and Connor Malm; niece: Kathy Golden, Charlotte, NC; sister-in-law: Norma Rogan. Bristol, RD; nephew: Bob (Sue) Rogan, Bristol, RD, and their daughters, Samantha and Stephanie; and many friends through his wives’ golfing and bowling leagues. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Florence, grandson, Christopher Malm and his beloved dog, Barney. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Leroy Levernier, and his sister, Ruth Skidmore.
Per Arthur’s request there will be no services. His ashes will be buried in Northbrook Cemetery in Glenview, IL, at a later date. Memorials may be given in Arthur’s name to the Lincoln County Humane Society. Waid Funeral Home of Merrill is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.waidfuneral.com .