Arthur R. “Snooky” LePage, 78 of Withee, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at his home. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, December 8, 2017 at Saint John’s Lutheran Church in Withee. Reverend Tom Myhre will officiate. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Withee with full military honors conducted by the Owen American Legion Post #123, Lublin American Legion Post #547 and the O-W Vets Club. Serving as pallbearers will be George Cordwell, Luke Dawson, Shane Dawson, Brandon Dawson, Keith Dawson and Joshua LePage. Family and friends are welcome on Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen and on Friday from 10:00 am until the time of service at the church.
Snooky was born on December 11, 1938 in Superior, WI the son of Edward and Delia (Yates) LePage. He enlisted in the US Army on January 10, 1956 and was honorably discharged in June 1958. Arthur “Snook” LePage and Betty Missling were united in marriage on December 19, 1959 in Wheeling, IL. She preceded him in death on March 23, 2003.
Snooky drove truck for Foremost Foods and worked for Freeport Silo in Withee. He bought his own semi and was an owner-operator for Nationwide Carriers and JB Hunt. Later he drove with his wife as a team for ten years. Snooky served as Chief of Police in Withee for ten years. He enjoyed going to the casinos, gambling, fishing, camping, deer hunting and an occasional trip to Texas to hunt rattlesnakes.
Snooky is survived by his daughter, Lori (Mark) Dawson of Neillsville, son, Rick (Bruna) LePage of Helena, MT, seven grandchildren, Tasha (Esten Staab) LePage, Joshua (Nicole) LePage, Brandon (Mary) Dawson, Shane (Wendi Schmidt) Dawson, Keith (Elizabeth) Dawson, Luke (Kayla) Dawson and Raeann Dawson, five great-grandchildren, Royce Dawson, Olivia Jane Dawson, Barrett Dawson, Celeste Dawson and Athena LePage. He is further survived by his siblings, Jerome (Sheila) LePage, Barbara (James) Maurina, Dianne (Michael Glynn) LePage, and Nancy (Bill) Telford and a special friend, Barb Blumenstein.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Betty.
Family and friends may express condolences online at www.maurinaschilling.com