Dwight W. “Ike” Artus

February 11, 1947 ‒ July 02, 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Dwight W. “Ike” Artus, age 71, of Mount Vernon, Ohio went to be with our Lord on Monday, July 2, 2018 at the Centerburg Rehabilitation Center.

He was born on February 11, 1947 in Dubuque, Iowa to the late Donald and Nora (Staack) Artus. Ike graduated from Dubuque Sr. High School in 1965.  After graduation, Ike joined the United States Air Force and served during the Vietnam War.  After the war, Ike was briefly married to Nancy Jordan of Davis, California and had one son Brien.  Ike lived most of his adult life in the area of Sacramento, California, retiring from Pacific Gas and Electric where he worked as a mechanic.  Ike enjoyed travel and collecting antiques.

He is survived by his son Brien (Nikki) Artus of Mount Vernon; and his grandson Kyle Artus.

In addition to his parents, Ike was preceded in death by his brothers Loren Artus and Wayne Artus.

In keeping with Ike’s wishes, there will be no calling hours. The family will observe a memorial service at Linwood Cemetery in Dubuque, Iowa on Friday, August 3, 2018 beginning at 11AM.

To send the family a condolence online visit: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Dwight W. “Ike” Artus.


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  • My sincere condolences for your loss. Please be assured of God’s enduring love for each of you and his willingness to give you strength to endure this difficult time. Philippians 4:13

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. Dwight and I joined the Air Force together and went through basic training together.
    My thoughts and prayers for all of you.