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Arthur Ernest Eschen, Jr.
January 18, 1929 ~ October 21, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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Arthur “Art” Ernest Eschen, Jr., 94, of Lamont, passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2023, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home in Edgewood, Iowa. He was born January 18, 1929, in Lamont, the son of Arthur Ernest and Anna A. (Theel) Eschen, Sr. Art was raised and educated in the Lamont area and graduated from Lamont High School in 1947. He was drafted into the United States Army on February 6, 1951, and most of his service time was spent in South Korea where he served with another classmate from Lamont High School. Art was honorably discharged in February 1953.
On December 6, 1953, Art was united in marriage to Bonita “Bean” Jones at Grace United Methodist Church in Lamont. Three children were born to this union. Art farmed near Lamont and also worked at Henderson Manufacturing for 28 years. After Bonita’s death in 2014, Art moved to Lamont until moving to the Gernand Center in Strawberry Point and later the Edgewood Convalescent Home.
Art was a member of the Lamont American Legion Post #346. He enjoyed farming, gardening, and cutting wood for his wood burner. Art was an avid card player and belonged to several card clubs. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family.
Survivors include Art’s three children, Gregg (Cindy) Eschen of Dundee, Scott (Kathy) Eschen of Homestead, and Gail Reinap of Manchester; four grandsons, Cory (Rae) Eschen, Chad (Jenny) Eschen, Ben Eschen and Jon Eschen; and his two great-grandsons, Cooper and Ethan Eschen.
Art was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Anna Eschen, Sr.; his wife of 60 years, Bonita “Bean” Eschen; his sister, Cleo E. Eschen; and his son-in-law, Dick Reinap.