Arthur Hardy Aslaksen(1921 - 2012)

Arthur Hardy Aslaksen
September 18, 1921 - July 15, 2012
SONOMA, Calif. - Long time Avon Lake, Ohio resident, Art Aslaksen, passed away at the age of 91 in Sonoma, California, where he had moved recently with his wife Marcella to be near his son and grandson.
Art was the youngest and last surviving child of 13 children born to Olaf Aslaksen and Malvina Hardy. He grew up on the shores of Lake Erie, in the town he continued to enjoy throughout his life. He attended Avon Lake public schools, but best remembered spending time in his youth hiking and hunting in the woods surrounding the family home. Art served in the US Army during World War II and was stationed in Europe as a machine mechanic. Following his military service, he returned to Avon Lake and attended and graduated Fenn College in Cleveland with a degree in business. After working for the Post Office, the Avon Lake Water Dept., and the Fuller Brush Co., he began a career with the B.F. Goodrich Chemical Co. spanning 25 + years. Upon his retirement, he and Marcella enjoyed activities and travels with friends and family. At one time or another they visited all 50 U.S. states, including cruises to Alaska and Hawaii as well as the Caribbean Islands and Panama Canal.
In Sonoma, Art and Marcie made new friends at their home at Sonoma Hills Retirement Apartments and enjoyed the wine country. At his 90th birthday celebration, he and Marcie were on the dance floor at the local polka pub.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Marcella Paul Aslaksen; his son Duane Aslaksen (Loretta); grandchildren Nathaniel Aslaksen and Angela Riggs; three great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
His son Darryl Aslaksen preceded him in death as well as his 12 brothers and sisters.
The family wishes to thank the doctors and staff at Sonoma Valley Hospital, as well as Hospice by the Bay for the excellent care given Art in his last months. Also our deepest thanks to the staff and residents of Sonoma Hills for their friendship and support.
Donations to the Hospice service of your choice, in Arthur's name, are appreciated.
Published in The Morning Journal on Dec. 9, 2012