Arthur "Art" Aukema (1922 - 2011)

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Arthur (Art) Aukema, 89, of Chipley, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2011 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Art was born March 16, 1922 in St. Parrish County Ohio to the late Robert and Fannie (Osinga) Aukema and had moved to Chipley in 1951, coming from Sussex, N.J. He was a self-employed dairyman, a member of the Chipley First United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the Methodist Men's church group, a member of the Chipley Kiwanis for 25 years, a member of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, the Washington County Farm Bureau, Southeast Milk Inc., the Florida Dairy Herd Improvement Assoc. and the Florida Cattlemen's Association. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by a daughter, Joy Aukema Tapps. Survivors include; his wife, Bonnie Aukema of Chipley; two sons, Robert Aukema and his wife Sharon of Scottsdale, Arizona, Gary Aukema and his wife Karen of Chipley; two daughters, Ann Hanson and her husband Harvey of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., and Patricia Dickson and her husband Buddy of Chipley; three brothers, Bill Aukema of Grandville, Mich., Mark Aukema of Hudsonville, Mich., and Nelson Aukema of Byron Center, Mich.; three sisters, Hilda Aukeman of Grandville, Mich., Gracie Hutt of Marion, N.Y., and Elsie Hayboar of Mich.; eleven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 21, 2011 at the Chipley First Methodist Church with the Rev. Jerry May, Rev. Oliver Scott and Rev. David Warren officiating. Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday, March 20 from 3 - 5 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Main Street Chapel. The family requests in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the building fund of Chipley First Methodist Church, 1285 Jackson Ave. Chipley, Florida 32428.

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Brown Funeral Home
1068 Main St.
Chipley, Fla. 32428
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