Arthur Edwin “Art” Verdoorn, 72, of Sun City West, Arizona, passed away Monday, April 29, 2013 at home, from liver cancer. Art was born in Sioux City, Iowa, August 15, 1940, son of Dirk and Enni Verdoorn.
Art was a professional civil engineer licensed in Ohio and Michigan. He retired from the Medina County Building Department and had previously worked for Turner Construction Company.
Art is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Kathleen Louise; two brothers, Dale of Sun City West and Everett of Lone Tree, Colorado; a sister, Carol Beach of Lakewood, Colorado; three children, Angela (Edward) Rodriguez of Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, Jeanette (Gary) Moll of Zanesville, and Bryan (Laura) of Akron; 11 grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers. There will be a Celebration of Life for Art Friday, May 10, 2013, at 2 P.M., at home. There will also be a memorial service in Ohio on Saturday, June 29, 2013.
While he will be greatly missed as a pillar of strength and logic, we are comforted knowing that he can now drag race to his hearts’ content, when he does not have a tee time.