Arthur A. Deem, 96 died Monday December 14, 2020 at Regency Care of Sterling.
He was born on June 30, 1924 in Rock Falls, the son of Arthur E. and Genevieve (Coe) Deem. He was a US Navy Veteran and served in WWII and the Korean War. He married Ruth Corl on November 28, 1948 in Rock Falls. Art had been employed at the former R.B. & W. Co in Rock Falls for 43 years, retiring as a draftsman. He was a life time member of the Rock Falls United Methodist Church, where he had served in many committees and volunteered on numerous projects; a member of the Rock River Valley Barbershop Chorus; a member of the Rock Falls Masonic Lodge; and the Rock River Development Authority. He had enjoyed camping and traveling.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth; two sons: David Deem (Becky Laible) of Machesney Park and Craig Deem of Rock Falls; two grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters: June Robinson and Virginia Hunter.
Cremation will take place and there will be no visitation. There will be a celebration of life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Rock Falls United Methodist Church in his memory.
Arrangement by McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory.