Art was a very devoted and loving husband to Janice for 47 years. He loved Jesus with all his heart. The angels have ushered him into the arms of a loving savior. In Matthew 22:37-39 Jesus said: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. The second commandment is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
Art was a super bass fiddle man. He and Janice played old time gospel and bluegrass music and made many lifelong friends along their music journey. Art enjoyed watching football, especially the Chicago Bears. He was also an avid model train collector. Art graduated, with honors, from Lewis and Clark Community College with a degree in radio broadcasting. Art was a member of St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, Belleville, IL.
Arthur worked for at E-Lite, Tool and MFG. Co for 21 years. He retired as a legal courier from Gundlach, Lee, Eggmann, Boyle and Roessler. In the late 80’s and early 90’s, Art was the voice of Bluegrass music at radio station WLCA FM in Godrey, IL and radio station KXEN AM in Granite City, IL.
He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Nirscher; and his mother, Zenaida, nee Bond, Nirscher.
Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Janice Fay, nee Meinders, Nirscher, whom he married on September 8, 1973; a sister-in-law, Donna Griggs; a brother-in-law, Dr. Robert L. (Pam) Meinders; two nieces, Kimberly Sharp, Rebecca Griggs; a nephew, Attorney Blake (Carly) Meinders; an aunt, Phyllis of Phoenix, AZ; a cousin, Mary Ann Dorantes of Chicago, IL; and two great nieces, Brianna Sharp and Megan Sharp.
Art will always have a special place in all our hearts.
Memorials in Art’s memory may be made to St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, Belleville, IL, or to the American Diabetes Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, March 4, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. Standard CDC guidelines, including mask-wearing and social distancing, will be observed.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 4, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Larry Patton officiating.
Burial will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.