Arthur “Art” E. “Skip” Shetzer, loving husband, father, grandfather and local electrician and business owner, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away, Monday October 30, 2017 at the age of 79 in Bowling Green, Ohio surrounded by his loving wife and family.
Art was born on September 24, 1938 in Toledo, Ohio to the late Lawrence & Mary (Gus) Shetzer. Art married his high school sweetheart, Carolyn (Instone) Shetzer on July 27, 1985 in the Trinity United Methodist Church in Bowling Green, and she survives him in Bowling Green.
After graduating high school, Art enlisted in the United States Navy where he served his country proudly as 2nd Class Electrician abroad for 3 years with the United States Navy. After his Honorable discharge from the Navy, Art continued his education to further his trade as an electrician by completing the Westinghouse Air Conditioning School; Janitorial Heating and Air Conditioning School, attended El Camino College in California and received his Associates Degree in Electrical from Long Beach City College in California. Art continued his education by taking supervisory courses at Chaffey College in California and then furthered his education by completing Programmable Controls at Owens Technical College in Toledo.
Art owned and operated Art’s Electric first in California for over 25 years and for over 35 years in Bowling Green. Art’s electrical work not only included residential homes but commercial work in several malls, strip malls, stores, corporations and manufacturing plants both here in Ohio and California. Art was skilled in trouble shooting in specialist work with computers on programmable controls on all electrical repairing of machines as well as installing switch gears in industrial factories to check control issues. Art looked forward to the Wood County Fair each year as he worked to get all the electrical needs for the fair ready and could be seen working hard during the fair fixing any electrical issues that may have arisen. For over 13 years Art was voted Wood County’s Best Electrician.
When not working, which was very rare for Art, he enjoyed spending time and traveling with his wife and children. Art was a man who always had to be busy and was always found “tinkering around” on numerous projects. Art was a member of the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Bowling Green, Ohio where he was very active on past committees in the past. He was also a former member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, a proud supporter of the former Crystal Cathedral Church, in Garden Grove, California which was proud to visit several times and add to his collection of beautiful Eagle statues from the church gift shop. Art was also a member of the Independent Order of ODD FELLOWS in Bowling Green. He was a man known by many and was always willing to lend a hand, Art will be greatly missed by his family, friends and loyal customers.
Along with his wife Carol, Art is survived by his children: Susan (Don) Fuller, of St. Stevens, WA; Steven (Kris) Shetzer, of Houston, TX; Daryl (Shirley) Nutter, of Bowling Green, OH; Steven (Shirley) Nutter, of Portage, OH, along with a host of loving grandchildren and 1 great grandchild and a niece: Kris (John) Jemmott, of Pettisville, Ohio. Along with his parents, Art was preceded in death by sisters: Donna Rose Lantz and Myrtle Hatfield.
Visitation for Art will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM in the DECK-HANNEMAN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 1460 W. Wooster Street/P.O. Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402, Tele: 419-352-2171. Funeral Services for Art will be held on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the DECK-HANNEMAN FUNERAL HOME REMEMBRANCE CHAPEL with Pastor Dale Schaefer officiating. Interment will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Bowling Green.
Hanneman Family Funeral Homes, is honored to be serving the family of Arthur E. “Skip” Shetzer and encourage family and friends to share fond memories and condolences by visiting www.hannemanfh.com.