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Arthur Lee Verdot

Arthur Lee Verdot, age 65 of Linn, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2013 at Autumn Meadows Skilled Nursing Facility in Linn.

Arthur Lee was born November 16, 1947, in Jefferson City to the late Arthur "Bud" Verdot and Lorene S. (Hartman) Verdot who survives in Linn.

Arthur was a 1965 graduate of Linn High School and had worked in construction for IBEW Local #2.

On May 18, 2002, Arthur Lee was united in marriage to Beth Riegel-Gerlach in Lohman. She preceded him in death on April 24, 2010.

Arthur Lee was a lifelong area resident and was of the Catholic faith.

He was a member of IBEW Local #2 and enjoyed participating in the Eminence Trail Rides and the Cystic Fibrosis Hoof-A-Thon's. He also was an avid race car fan. He enjoyed both drag racing and circle track racing.

In addition to his mother, Arthur Lee is survived by: two step-sons, Mark and his wife Julie Gerlach of Jefferson City and Matt Gerlach of Russellville; one brother, Bill and his wife Bonita Verdot of Linn; one sister, Jane Theissen and her husband Don of Linn; two step-grandchildren, Taylor and Landon as well as two nieces, five nephews and many cousins.

Visitation for will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Morton Chapel in Linn.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

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I met Art at the Cross Country Trail Ride in Emminence. Although I had only known him for a few short years, I felt like I had made a friend for life. He truly was a good man, and will be missed. Rest In Peace, Cowboy.

Annie Wehmeyer Brown Apr 2 2013 12:00 AM

Janie,thoughts and prayers are with all of the Verdot family, Art was a hell of a guy.I remember he was first on seen when Dale and I had that bad wreck on 89..I had a broken leg and was trying to walk and he picked me up untill the ambulance came.

Charlotte Belser Apr 2 2013 12:00 AM

Art and I put a million miles on Barney and Lady @ Hoof A Thon, Pointers Creek, J bar S, Ben Johnsons ranch in Oklahoma just to name a few places.We enjoyed every minute of it. Art was one of a kind, never met a stranger,would lip off to anybody,and had a whole bag full of dirty tricks. Happy trail ya ole fart, till we meet again.

Dan Kleindienst Apr 2 2013 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with all of the Verdot family.

Christi Blauvelt Apr 2 2013 12:00 AM

To Lorane, Bill and Jane, my prayers go out to you. I have a lot of good memories of Art. He will be missed by everyone that knew him. He had a way of making everyone smile.

Randy Voss Apr 2 2013 12:00 AM

Jane - I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts & prayers.

Debbie Nilges Apr 2 2013 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. I talked to him a lot while he was at Autumn Meadows. We shared a lot of laughs. He will be missed . Curt& Lisa

Lisa Hicks Apr 1 2013 12:00 AM

Art was a truely one of a kind, and be missed by many. His dedication to the Hoof-a-Thon for CF will never be forgotten by Mark, Jeannine, and Grant.

Mark Toomey Apr 1 2013 12:00 AM

Mike and I send you and your entire family our prayers and deepest sympathy. So many fun and loving memories. Such a Kid at heart. He has touch our lives and will never be forgotten.

Mike & Debbie Stumpe Apr 1 2013 12:00 AM

Verdot family....we are so sorry for your loss. Arthur Lee was a great guy....he will be missed.

Darlene &Randy Oliver Apr 1 2013 12:00 AM

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