Arthur Hedlund
1961 - 2020
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Hedlund, Arthur 8/22/1961 - 8/2/2020 Cedar Springs, MI Art Hedlund, age 58, passed away on August 2 at home after a courageous battle with tongue and tonsil cancer. For anyone who had the pleasure of knowing Art knew that he followed no rules and lived by his favorite phrase "kick the tire, light the fire". Art had a love of all things mechanical and known in his family as the "go to" person that could literally fix anything. With his passion for knowledge, he enjoyed reading technical manuals for the various projects he immersed himself in throughout his life. Art was an accomplished airplane pilot and mechanic who loved to not only fly but restore damaged airplanes. He also had a passion and talent for wood working. He enjoyed travelling with his wife and friends to anywhere in the Caribbean. Art will be deeply missed by his family and friends. For those who Art loved, he was very generous with not only his time but loved to shower them with unique gifts. He was preceded in death by his parents Ed and Ruth Hedlund of South Haven, MI and his favorite aunt Ethel Hedlund. Art was a beloved husband, brother, brother-in-law, son-in-law and the best uncle ever. Art is survived by his wife of 26 years, Andrea (Scott) Hedlund, sisters Valerie (Gary) Ridley, Vicki (Fred) Reeves, Carolyn Hedlund, Nancy (Pat) Connor; mother and father-in-law Jerry and Betty Scott; sister -in-law Melissa BeVier (Dave Yeomans); nephews Ryan (Tracy) Ridley, Jason Ridley, Carl (Sarah) Dunham, Kevin Dunham, Tyler (Sue) BeVier and Charlie Connor; niece Samantha Connor; aunt and uncle Ray (Rita) Miller. Cremation has taken place with no funeral planned at this time.

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Published in Grand Rapids Press from Aug. 3 to Aug. 4, 2020.
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August 11, 2020
Sending our prayers and love to the family..
Laverne Hosier and family’s
Friend
August 10, 2020
My memory of Art is eating pints of Hagen Daas ice cream with real silver spoons that he borrowed from his mom because it was the only way to really enjoy it. My sincere sympathy for the loss of one of the great ones.
Monica Garber Solina
Friend
August 10, 2020
Our condolences and prayers are with the family. We have so many fond memories with Art. He always had us laughing.
Paul & Kay Nelson
Friend
August 10, 2020
I knew Art when we were in our 20’s. He was best friends with my brothers-in-law (Paul Nelson). Art was the sweetest and funniest guy! He will be greatly missed by many.
Linda Tiggelman
Friend
August 10, 2020
I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Art was one of the greatest guys I've ever known! Full of life, laughs and adventure. I knew Art when he lived in South Haven. He touched so many lives. Many prayers to you all
Robin Osborn
Friend
August 10, 2020
We sure had good times, I will miss you but all our memories will keep making me smile to think about, until we meet again
Paul Nelson
Friend
August 7, 2020
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August 5, 2020
Sorry to hear about your husbands passing. Gail emailed me. My condolences.
Joe Samson
Acquaintance
August 5, 2020
Art knew how to live life to the fullest. He will be greatly missed by many.
Arlene Pederson
Friend
August 4, 2020
Art taught me that you can never have too many clamps. He was helping me build a pair of speaker cabinets. That's Art for you, always willing to help. The first thing I saw walking into his woodshop was an enormous rack of clamps. There were all kinds of different types and sizes. I asked him what was the deal with all the clamps. He said, "You can never have too many clamps". It didn't take long to realize that when you work by yourself you need those clamps to be your extra set of hands. So, now I have my own rack of clamps. Not an Art sized rack, but getting there. He also taught me about the best place to get them - Harbor Freight. I'll think of Art every time I take one of those clamps off the rack. Thanks Art.
Donald Moran
Acquaintance
August 4, 2020
We loved Uncle Art and his uniqueness ❤ Prayers Andrea and Family
Ryan and Tracy Ridley
Family
August 4, 2020
Andrea and family,
We are so saddened to hear of this news. We are praying and thinking of you and all that were touched by Art and his recent passing.

Scott and Becki-Jo Farrick
BJ Farrick
Coworker
August 4, 2020
Brenda Phelps
Coworker
August 3, 2020
Andrea, I was shocked to hear about Art. Art certainly lived life his way and would not of had it any other way. I know you will hold him close in your heart as you celebrate his incredible life.
Pam Dixon (Anderson)
Friend
August 3, 2020
Andrea and family...I am so sorry for your loss. I remember another one of Art’s life mottos.. “If you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much space.” Tim and I had the great privilege of being your friends and I will cherish the many memories of Art and all the fun times we had. Rest in peace, friend and finally pain free.

Pam Murphy
Friend
August 3, 2020
Marty Pfaff
Friend
August 3, 2020
So many memories of Art from my childhood! The one that came to mind first today is when he and my dad decorated each other's luggage for one of their Vegas trips. Art had to use a pink princess suitcase for the trip! Hilarious! Always so much fun! Art was like family to me, he will be dearly missed. My thoughts are with you Andrea and the rest of the family ❤
Kylee Maycroft
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