Arthur S. Wahlstrom, 80, of 1998 Camp St. Ext. passed away Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at the Lutheran Home & Rehabilitation Center. He was the husband of Jeanne Bacon Wahlstrom, whom he married April 23, 1955.
Art was born Feb. 1, 1933, in Jamestown, a son of the late Alvar and Hilda Beckstrom Wahlstrom. He graduated from Jamestown High School in 1950 and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from 195355.
Art was employed by Sandberg Sprinkler, Inc. for over 35 years, retiring in February of 1988, and was a member of the Sprinkler Fitters Union Local 669.
Following retirement, his passions included woodworking and remodeling, interests born in earlier days when he built the Camp Street home they moved into in November of 1958. He always enjoyed spending time with family and friends.
An active participant in sports, Art enjoyed basketball, golf, church league softball and ice and roller skating throughout the years. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and very involved in the Senior Men's Group there.
In addition to his wife, surviving are four children: David A. Wahlstrom of Jamestown, Kathleen A. Wahlstrom of Simi Valley, Calif., Brenda W. (Scott) Knipe of Bemus Point and Barbara E. (Bob) Tordella of Ashville; four grandchildren: Andrew and Lauren Tordella of Ashville, Nolan Knipe of Bemus Point, and Rachel Carlson of Simi Valley; three stepgrandchildren: Tim, Travis and Leigh Ann Eklund of Jamestown; two sisters, Alice Carlson and Helen Weaver and a brother, Paul Wahlstrom, all of Jamestown; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughterinlaw, Julie Wahlstrom who died May 3, 2012.
The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 at Immanuel Lutheran Church. The Rev. Daniel S. Rumfelt will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery.
The family will receive friends for two hours prior to the service, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday in the church.
Memorials may be made to the JHS Class of 1950, c/o the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, 418 Spring St., Jamestown, NY 14701; or to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 556 E. 2nd St., Jamestown, NY 14701.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Art at www.lindfuneralhome.com.