As a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, rural Wheeler, he served as elder and choir member.
He also was president of the Dual Congregation of St. Paul’s and St. John’s Lutheran Church, Dieterich. Arthur served as elder at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vandalia as well. He served as Sunday School teacher and choir member at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Decatur. Arthur was Congregational President of Trinity Lutheran Church in Centralia. He was delegate to the Central Illinois District and the National Convention of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Arthur was also the LLL representative, choir member and Life Light Bible Facilitator of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Effingham.
Arthur is survived by his wife, Betty of Effingham; daughter, Ann (Douglas) Knol of Madison, Wis.; three grandchildren, Nicholas Knol of San Diego, Molly Knol of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Max Knol of Minneapolis, Minn.; brother, Dr. Gerhard “Garry” (Joanne) Schottman of Overland Park, Kan.; sister, Ruth Dickey of Valparaiso, Ind.; and sister-in-law, Verda Mae Schottman of Effingham.
Arthur was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Helen; brother, Ernest Schottman; and brother-in-law, James Dickey.
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