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Fish, Arthur G. "Art"
Arthur G. "Art" Fish, 93, of 1709 N. Prairie St., Galesburg, Ill. died at 4:20 a.m. Sunday, February 21, 2010 at Galesburg Cottage Hospital.

He was born on July 26, 1916 in Huttig, Ark. the son of Arthur G. and Loula Belle Simonton Fish. He married Winfred Hall in February 1945. She preceded him in death. He then married Dorothy L. Folger in Lincoln, Neb. on September 14, 1990. She preceded him in death on June 13, 1998.

Art is survived by two daughters, Dorothea Simmons of Denver, Colo. and Barbara (and Sterling) Buch of Manhattan, IL, a step daughter, Carol Gibson of Galesburg, three grandchildren, Steve, Jeff, and Dave Gibson, seven great grandchildren, Jake, Brittany, Jessica, Ashley, and Liz Gibson and Amber and Ryan Kastl, two great great grandchildren, Brence and Brooklyn Gibson, a niece, Diane Kappus, and two nephews, Steve and Bill Apsey and many other nieces and nephews.

Art spent his first two years teaching in Oquawka and then taught for Galesburg Community District #205 for 35 years, retiring in 1976. He taught physical education and various other subjects. He started the swim team and intramural sports program at Galesburg High School.

He was a graduate of Springfield High School. He attended Springfield Junior College and graduated with a bachelors degree from University of Illinois and a masters degree from Northern Colorado University. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and the Knox County Retired Teachers.

He served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1942 to 1945.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, February 26, 2010 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel with Rev. David Parker officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the chapel. Burial will be in East Linwood Cemetery where military honors will be provided by the Ralph M. Noble American Legion Post #285.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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