BRUNSWICK — Arthur “Art” H. DeBoer, 93, of Brunswick, died Feb. 24 at Parkview Adventist Medical Center in Brunswick.
He was born Dec. 19, 1919, in Gage County, Neb., the youngest son of Samuel and Henrietta Abbink DeBoer.
His early schooling was in the Grandview School and he later completed a sheet-metal course prior to enlisting in the U.S. Air Force, where he served four years as a crew chief in charge of repairing B-24 planes.
While in the service, DeBoer married Jean Hubbard in El Paso, Texas, on Sept. 23, 1942.
The couple settled in Boise, Idaho, after his discharge in 1945, and he worked for the Idaho Power Company for 30 years, retiring in 1975. DeBoer moved to Maine in 1980 with his wife, who died Sept. 6, 2006.
DeBoer was a member of the Brunswick Seventh-Day Adventist Church, where he taught boy’s class, served as treasurer, deacon and elder, and worked with Community Services.
He is survived by a son, Erik V. Anthony of Portland; a daughter, Ann E. Slaughter, and her husband, Robert, of New York; as well as six grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
A memorial service will be held at a later date at Brunswick Seventh-Day Adventist Church.