THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Arthur J. McIntosh
Issue Date: February 28, 2019
Arthur James McIntosh, 88, of Beecher, passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 at his home in the Town of Beecher.
Born Jan. 24, 1931 in Milwaukee, to the late Arthur McIntosh and Dorothy (McConkey) Matthews, he spent his youth in Milwaukee at the lake or in the parks, fishing with his brothers and friends. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1951 at age of 17 and served in the Korean War. He returned to the United States and worked hard as a flooring installer, mostly working for himself all over Wisconsin and Northern Illinois.
He loved fishing, especially in Canada. He and his wife, Ruth retired to the Town of Beecher in 1993 where he enjoyed his retirement by fishing, walking his woods with his dog, feeding the birds and family visits. He loved watching wildlife and befriended many chipmunks and sparrows with an endless supply of sunflower seeds.
An excellent woodworker, he made furniture for neighbors, friends and family, loved coffee and rarely missed a Friday Fish Fry.
Survivors include three daughters, Ginger (Phil Haney) Helgeson and Cheryl Dalin, both of Kenosha and Lynn (Bob Rhynas) McIntosh, Howards Grove; a brother, David (Marilyn) McIntosh, Theresa, Wi.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and lifelong friends and neighbors.
In addition to his parents and wife Ruth, he was preceded in death by a brother, Alvin.
Per his wishes, private family services will be held. Memorials in his name can be made to Almost Home Animal Shelter, Quinnesec, Mi., https://almosthomeanimalsheltermi.com Wisconsin Parkinson's Association, https://www.wiparkinson.org American Cancer Society or https://www.cancer.org Special Olympics, https://www.specialolympicswisconsin.org Jacobs Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Niagara Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.