Arthur L. “Art” Harrison

Arthur L. “Art” Harrison

Arthur L. “Art” Harrison, Sr., 65, passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at Manor Care Health Services, Platteville, from cancer.

Memorial Graveside Military Rites will be accorded at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, September 8, 2013 at the East Dubuque Cemetery by American Legion Post #42 and VFW Post #5274. Immediately following the graveside service there will be a Celebration of Life at the Elk’s Lodge, 50 South Oak St, Platteville from 2:00 – 5:00 P.M. Memorials may be made to the Arthur Harrison, Sr. Memorial Fund. The Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville, is serving the family. Online condolences can be made at

Art was born on February 2, 1948 in Edgerton, WI, the son of Walter F “Walt” and Blanche (Wolcott) Harrison.

Art served in the United States Army, during the Vietnam War as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. He was a cross country truck driver, dry waller and handyman. Art was a member of the Elks Lodge and VFW Post #5274. Art enjoyed car racing and helping others.

He is survived by his sons, Arthur L “Artie” Harrison, Jr. of North Liberty, IA; Rick Harrison of Dubuque, IA; step-daughter, Cassie (Joe) Gullion of Knoxville, IA; and grandchildren; sisters and brothers, Faye Ingraham of Rewey, WI; Jim W. (Gloria) Harrison, Wally (Lois) Harrison all of Dubuque; Deanna (Ray) Hoftender of East Dubuque, IA; Bonnie (Francis) Deutsch of Belmont, WI; Rita (Roger) Ames of Prairie du Chien, WI; Karla (Jeff) Pluemer of Platteville; Dan (Glenda) Harrison of Hobbs, NM; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, George B. Harrison, and children, Peggy Harrison and Jim Harrison.