Arthur S. Nowling


Arthur S. Nowling, 91, of Clinton, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, at his residence surrounded by his family. He was born in Mecca, to Frank Nowling and June Wann Nowling, on Jan. 28, 1927. He worked for Public Service as a lineman and serviceman for 41 years. He was a World War ll veteran of the US Army. He graduated from Mecca High School in 1945.
He was a member of the Jerusalem 99 Free & Accepted Masons Lodge, past master, the York Rite Knights Templar, the Commandry, Royal Arch Masons 125, the Order of Purple Cross, and past worthy patron of Order of Eastern Star. He also was a member of the First Christian Church in Clinton, where he was an elder, deacon, trustee, and chairman of the board. Art also was president of and coached Little League and Babe Ruth baseball.
Art was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Joe Nowling; and a daughter-in-law, Janice Simpson Nowling.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ruth Nowling; two sons, Mike (Valerie) Nowling of Fort Wayne, and Robert Nowling of Peru, Ind.; a sister, Mary Jane McDowell of Mecca; four brothers, Don (Karen) Nowling of Waynetown, John Nowling of Mecca, Kenny Nowling of Indianapolis, and Karl Nowling of Indianapolis; four grandchildren, Sean (Elizabeth Gattman) Nowling, Michael (Sarah) Nowling, Ashley (Pete) Yoder, and Tyler Yoder; six great-grandchildren, Ethan, Elliot, and Emilia Yoder, and James, Finn, and Naomi Nowling; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Friday, Dec, 28, 2018, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Frist Funeral Home. Masonic services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Larry Kelsheimer officiating. Military honors will be performed. Burial will follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to "Worship Anew," (a religious services for shut-ins) or to the First Christian Church of Clinton or Great Lakes Hospice Care.
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