Arthur R. ‘Art’ Boursier, 80, 3216 Martha’s Lane, Stevens Point, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, at Ministry St. Clare’s Hospital in Weston.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Stevens Point, with the Rev Jerzy Rebacz officiating. Burial with full military honors will be in Guardian Angel Cemetery in Stevens Point.
Visitation will be at Pisarski Community Funeral Home in Plover from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and at the church from 9:30 a.m. Thursday until the Mass. An American Legion Post 6 ritual will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and the rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. Wednesday, both at the funeral home.
Memorials in his name will be established at a later date.
Condolences may be offered online at www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.
Mr. Boursier was born Aug. 9, 1931, in Arnott, a son of the late Byron and Doris (Beedle) Boursier. He graduated from Prairie Elementary School in Arnott and attended P.J. Jacobs High School.
He entered the U.S. Army on Jan. 3, 1949, and received basic training at Fort Breckenridge, Ky. His unit, the 101 Airborne Screaming Eagles, was sent to Tokyo, Japan. He was transferred to Korea and served in the Korean conflict. After his term in Korea, he was transferred to Fort Sheridan in Illinois. While there he was promoted to staff sergeant. in the Army Military Police. While in Fort Sheridan he received a high school diploma and short radio commission. He received the Occupation Medal of Japan.
He was married to Jeannette “Jan” Suchon on Aug. 25, 1952, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Stevens Point.
He started his employment with Soo-Line Railroad on Jan. 4, 1952, and retired on Oct. 27, 1987. He worked in the mechanical department and was a labor union leader.
He was on the Board of Directors for the Point Soo Credit Union for 25 years and was an usher for St. Stephen Catholic Church in Stevens Point for more than 30 years. He was an active member of American Legion Post 6 for more than 25 years.
Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Donna (Steven) Kenowski, Custer; one brother, John (Rose Marie), California; one granddaughter; and one great-grandson.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Virginia Kenowski; two brothers, James and David; and one grandson.