|Dear Kelsey and Girls, We are at a loss for words but not for love and support. Arthur was always such a caring and capable presence during our brief time with the Milford Church. This kind and bright man made a great difference in so many lives. Kelsey, you and the girls are now and will continue to be dear to us and in our deepest thoughts and prayers. God's comfort will bring you strength and eternal peace for Arthur. Paul & Bea Blomquist|
Paul & Bea Blomquist
|Dear Kelsey, Kayla & Ieasha,
I am so sorry for your loss, you have my deepest condolences. I consider myself fortunate to have known and worked with Arthur. He was always such a kind and caring gentleman with a wicked sense of humor. He was loved and will be missed by many.
Our condolences on your loss. We are all very sad for both your loss and the loss for this entire community. We will praying for you and your family to find peace in this incredibly tough time.|
|RIP Arthur we have a new angel to look out for us. Peace to you and your family. |
Cynthia (Smith) DeKemper
|Kelsey, Ieasha and Kayla, we are so sad and shocked. Life is not fair. You know how much we love you and we will all walk through this with you. We will miss Arthur. |
Pam and Frank Fisher
|My prayers and sympathies to the Shufflebarger family. What a wonderful man who I was honored to have known. So glad that I had the opportunity to see him about a month ago. If I wasn't living and working so far away I would surely be there to pay my respects. May God be with you all. |
Marcia Tressler Bailey
|I am at a loss for words...Milford has lost a great friend. My heartfelt sympathy to Kelsey, Kayla and Ieasha.|
|Arthur, a kind, sincere, dear man. I'm sorry for your loss, and the girls'. Arthur will be missed.
"Is death important? No. Everything that happens before Death is what counts."
Ray Bradbury ---"Something Wicked This Way Comes"|
|My heart is heavy and I am sad as I learned of Arthur's passing. He was such a gentle and caring man. May God Bless his family and comfort them during this difficult time. Our community has lost a leader, We have lost a fellow Rotarian, and we have lost a brother. Kelsey and girls, we love you and if you need anything at all, the answer is Yes. We will keep in touch. God Bless You.|
|Kelsey and girls, Was so sorry to hear of Arthur's death and wish to say how sorry I am. May you all be blessed by His hand. Barb|
|So sad to hear this news...Arthur was a kind and gentle man who professionally, exemplified how a public official should handle himself. His kind words and thoughtful smile will be missed by anyone who ever met Arthur. I am blessed to call him a friend. My deepest condolences to his wife and their girls|
|Our town, community and everyone Arthur knew will surely mourn the loss of a close and special friend. He will be missed.|
Ron & Barb Fowkes
|We are deeply saddened by Arthur's passing. He was a fine, fine gentle man whose dedication to Milford is a lasting legacy. As I've said many times, his able leadership made my job as Council President much easier and enjoyable than it might have been under other circumstances. He will be sorely missed but remembered fondly. |
Chris & Linda Smith
|Herb and I extend our deepest sympathy to the Shufflebarger family. Arthur was truly a good man through and through. He was a great manager for Milford and championed the village in everything he undertook. I never knew anyone who did not like and respect him. We are praying that God will wrap Arthur's family in His love and care. |
Susan J. Happel
|We are so grateful to have had the benefits of Arthur's leadership and expertise in Milford, and we are a better village for it. He handled an extremely difficult and stressful job well and with great aplomb. I will be hearing his voice at meetings for a long time to come. That he will be missed is an understatement. He was such a good man, father, husband, friend. Our hearts are with you and our deepest prayers for grace to comfort you in this incredibly tough time.|
Jim and Elizabeth Heer
|Larry and I are deeply saddened by the news of Arthur's passing and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.|
Larry and Debbie Shew
|Our deepest sympathy. Arthur was a wonderful and generous man. He was a leader and a mentor to many. He will be greatly missed.
The Huron Valley Chamber of Commerce|
|Dear Kelsey, Kayla, and Ieasha,
The sad news of Arthur's sudden passing is so shocking. Words alone cannot express our sympathy, we cry with you. Arthur was a man to be admired, he had it all: loving & devoted wife and daughters, family, so many friends, and adopted families, a respected and beloved Manager of a wonderful Village. He was always there for any one. Kind, intelligent, humane, witty, funny, strong, and reliable, he was the lighthouse in a storm. Arthur's light will not go out, his memory is shining in our hearts and minds, he is "one of the best"!
With love, Marie, Gary, Carl, and Julie
ps - Julie loves you all very much.
|A gentle giant, who spoke quietly, but with eloquence and a wicked sense of humor. I enjoyed working with him when Phil & I had our business in the village. He always had time to share his insights and assistance. We were blessed to have had him in our lives, & in our community. |
Christine Saint George
|Dear Kelsey and Arthur's daughters,
Your dad and husband was a good man. He had difficult decisions to make and always did the best of his abilities. We loved his humble ways, he never got excited... but he was like the duck whose feet paddled hard underneath, resolutely staying above water. He left us so quickly, yet his impression on all of Milford is the word "enduring" that is what Arthur was all about . He loved you all so very much, and when you weren't there, he spoke of all of you highly and with a sparkle in his eyes. He will be missed.
He lead with an even hand and was wise, some people are irreplaceable and that is how we truly felt about Arthur.
Sending you our love at this time..of great loss for you your children and Milford.
John and Anita|
John and Anita McMartin
|dear kelsey and girls my prayers are with you i will always remenber as a man that always spoke sofly betty oeschger|
|So sorry to hear of Art's passing. We were classmates at Atchison High School. |
Janet Auchard Blain
|I am so sorry for the loss of your husband and father. He was a wonderful person. We will remember him always. God Bless.|
|I was saddened and shocked to learn of Art's death. Not only did we both live in Atchison but we also worked together at the City of Atchison (I am still employed here). I also knew him through the Methodist Church. I can see from everyones comments that he remained the same wonderful, kind, intelligent individual. City management is not an easy (or always appreciated) profession but I'm sure he provided much talent and insight to the village. I am so sorry for your family's loss and know he will be truly missed. Prayers to you and your family.|
|My condolences to the family. I've known Art since 7th and always enjoyed visiting with him at our reunions. He was/is a first class guy. The world has lost a good person.|
|I was in school with Art and yes, he was a gentle giant. The thing I will remember him most for was his wonderful smile. He was a good friend and such a great guy. Thoughts and prayers are with his family.|
Nancy (Farr) Gatzemeyer
| On behalf of the entire Atchison High School Class of 1970 we express our sorrow and sympathy. Art was well respected and a friend to all. The family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Atchison high School Class of 1970
|I worked at the Michigan Municipal League and was privileged to know Art through the City Manager Assoc. He will be greatly missed and I send my condolences to his family.|
Leona M Mazur
|Kelsey and Girls,
We are saddened to hear about Arthur. He was a thoughtful, kind and generous man. We will hold you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
When Mike told a fellow worker at the foundry about this he said "Arthur was one of the really good guys. There are too few of them."|
Mike and Barbara Higgins, Atchison, KS
|Kelsey, Kayla and Iesha: we were so very sorry to receive the sad news. Our thoughts are with you--sending you big hugs.|
Linda and Kenn Klette
|Please accepts my sincere condolences on the loss of your husband and father. He was in my class at Atchison High School. I remember him as an intelligent and kind man. I know he will be sorely missed.
Patricia Andrews Gates|
I was so sorry to learn of Art's passing. I went to school with him and so enjoyed getting to see him again at our 40th reunion. I know I speak for others in our class who will remember him as very kind, able, and dedicated to family. We will be thinking of you.
Julie Young Bell
Cary, North Carolina |
Julie Young Bell
|I was a high school classmate of Arthur. I am sorry for your loss.
Class of 1970|
|Dear Kelsey, Kayla & Ieasha, We were so sad to hear about Arthur's passing. For all the years we have known him, he was always such a kind person and great worker who devoted much time to his family, job & church. We will miss him so much. You are in our prayers & thoughts.|
Tom & Carla Gorton
|Sincere thoughts and prayers to the family of Arthur Shufflebarger from the Hurst family. He was a long time neighbor and friend while growing up in Atchison, and will be remembered fondly. |
|I, too, was a classmate of Art's. He was never anything but a gentleman and a scholar. He was liked by all!! I always admired him. I am sooo glad I had a good visit with him at our last reunion. Your family was blessed with a wonderful man. |
Vicky Epperson Tull
|May you find comfort in family and friends during this difficult time. Prayerfully yours, Lauren Rutz & Family|
|My sincere sympathy in the loss of your husband and dad. I will keep you in my prayers as you adjust to this loss of a wonderful man. I will always remember his smile and kindness to everybody.|
Linda Haas Falk
|To the family with great sympathy. Art had visited with the Huron Valley Optimist Club just two weeks ago to be our morning speaker. He tolds us of his job and his long term support for the Milford and Huron Valley communities. You could sense his pride in his family. He was an active member of the Milford Rotary Club. I am so sad for your loss. He will be missed. Dick Russell, Lt. Governor Michigan Optimist Zone #11.|
Richard G Russell Jr
|I too was a friend of Art's at Atchison High School in Kansas, Class of 1970. He was such a kind and gentle soul. I will always remember seeing him in his Atchison Redmen jacket. Although I don't know his family personally, please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. It is never easy for a loved one to leave so suddenly and unexpectedly, without warning. I pray that you all find some measure of peace and comfort in the knowledge that Art was loved by all who knew him. We understand and share your loss. May God comfort your hearts during this difficult time.
Denise Kuni Charlston
|Dear Kelsey and girls. I am so sorry for your loss. Arthur was a true friend. I remember many fun times in jaycees. He was a truly nice man. I know he treasured his family above all else. My thought and prayers will be with you. Martin Asher|
|A great listener .confidant and collague.
Now of blue lake. Calif|
|Kelsey and girls: I am very saddened to hear of the very early loss of your husband and father. I am holding you all in my heart and praying for you.|
|Dear Kelsey, Kayla, Ieasha,
We're deeply sorry for your loss. Diane remembers Arthur from high school with great fondness. She was so excited when Arthur was city manager in Osawatomie and lived close to us. He braved a snowstorm one night to drive up from Osawatomie to Paola to eat with us. We remember what a beautiful day you had for your wedding, and we were sad when you two left Osawatomie but look what Mildord gained. Always looked forward to your Christmas letter. Arthur was always such a well loved and well respected person. Your family and community will be in our thoughts and prayers. Kevin and Diane Gray|
Diane and Kevin Gray
|Kelsey, Tera and I send you our deepest sympathy.
Fortunately, I was privileged to have known Art personally. Art was one of the most outstanding people I have ever met. He was articulate, had high ideals, and had sound integrity. His community loved and respected him very much. Let me know how I can support you through the coming weeks. |
Dick and Tera Cameron
|Dear Kelsey and girls,
What lovely stories and remembrances your beloved Arthur inspired, Kelsey. He was certainly a wonderful man and you two were so fortunate in finding one another. I always feel the hand of God when I hear of such unions, as I know it is God who introduces us to our perfect mate. My heart goes out to the three of you, and to all those lucky enough to know Arthur's kind and gentle soul.|
I was so sad to hear of Arthur's passing. I have such fond memories of both of you from when I was a little girl. I remember playing lincoln logs over there. You both always made my sisters and I feel so special. I always knew you would be awesome parents. Thinking of you in your time of loss. God bless. |