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Arthur W. Nolen, DDS

Art Nolen, born in Muskegon, Michigan son of the late Nina and Martin Nolen died March 8 in Hillsboro, Oregon where he and his wife, Sally had moved three years ago. Art graduated from East Lansing High School having lettered in football, basketball and baseball and among his many activities was president of his senior class. He attended Michigan State University where he was affiliated with Phi Delta Theta fraternity and, after serving in the US Army, graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry where he joined Delta Sigma Delta professional fraternity.  When Art retired after 41 years of dental practice in Lansing, following the profession of his grandfather, two uncles and his brother, it was the end of 100 years of Nolen dentistry in the state of Michigan.  He was president of the Central District Dental Association, a member of the Michigan Dental Association, Fellow of the American College of Dentists, and the Academy of Operative Dentistry.

His volunteer activities included being president of the Ingham County Board of the National Foundation of Infantile Paralysis, member of the  Board of the Lansing  Chamber of Commerce, Board of Michigan Children's Aid ,Kiwanis Club of Lansing , Board of Trustees and chairman of the Personnel Committee of Plymouth Congregational Church,  Board of the Country Club of Lansing where he served on the Greens committee for over 30 years.

His love affair with golf drew him, not only to playing the game but also, to the Board of the Golf Association of Michigan for whom he officiated amateur tournaments throughout the state. His interest in golf caddies drew him to the Western Golf Association where he served on the board and was active in the management of the Evans Scholar House at MSU for 14 years.

Art was predeceased by his parents; his son Michael S Nolen; brother, John H. Nolen DDS.; sister, Marian Stickle.  He is survived by his wife, Sally and three children, Jean Corbus (Sam Tumolo) of Tucson, AZ, Rev. Dr. Thomas Nolen (Lisa) of  Beaverton, OR,  Mary Nolen (Brian Sullivan) of Portland, OR; eight  grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

A Memorial service will be held May 10, 2014 at 1:00pm at The Peoples Church East Lansing, MI, with the Rev .Dr Thomas Nolen officiating.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Evans Scholar Foundation, 1 Briar Road, Golf, IL  60029.       

Published in Lansing State Journal on Mar. 12, 2014
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