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Arthur Eissinger

EISSINGER, Arthur E. Arthur E. Eissinger went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, July 6, 2014. He was surrounded by his loved ones as he took the stairway to Heaven. Arthur was born to parents Andreas and Beata Eissinger on February 8, 1925 in Goodrich, North Dakota. He had four siblings. Preceeded in death by his brother Andy and two sisters Irene and Katie. He is survived by his brother John Eissinger, 91, of Grass Valley. In 1938, the family moved from North Dakota to Rio Linda, CA where he attended school. He graduated from Grant Union High School in 1942. In May, 1943 to April, 1946, Art served in the United States Navy during WWII as a surface and anti-aircraft gunner. After honorable discharge from the Navy, Art returned to the Sacramento area and attended local schools under the G.I. Bill. He moved to San Francisco, CA to attend USF law school where he graduated in 1951, the day after he married his sweetheart, Beryl, of 63 years. They moved back to Sacramento in 1953 where they settled for the remainder of his 89 years. Art began his law practice in 1953. In 1956, they welcomed their first daughter, Julie; followed by Eric in 1958; and finally the "twins" Karen and Kirk in 1964. Between the years of 1980 and January, 2014, Art was blessed to welcome 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. After 14 years of private law practice, Art aspired to the Bench by general election in June, 1966 where "His Honor" served for 20 years as a Municipal and Superior Court Judge, retiring in 1987. He was known to his friends and peers in the courtroom as "Big Hearted Art." Art enjoyed traveling to over 80+ countries. He was a pilot that flew all over the United States, Mexico, and Canada in his private airplane. He was a great musician, a trombone player, who played for many charitable events, campaigns, and the Philharmonic Symphony. Art performed over 600 weddings for friends and relatives. He participated in many civic activities, and was honored to have been bestowed with many awards for his service to the community. Art was a man of great faith. He was a proud Christian, who loved the Lord and his family with all his being. His family was the light of his life and he will be missed by too many to list. Art was a wonderful husband, father, grandpa, great grandpa, son, brother, uncle, and friend to all who knew him. Private interment services will be held prior to the memorial service. A public Celebration of Art's Life will be held on Sunday, July 13, at 2:00 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1615 Morse Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95864. Remembrances in his name may be made to a .

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