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David A Artman

January 22, 1944 ~ April 12, 2021 (age 77)


David A. Artman, 77, of North Centre Township, entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ early Monday morning, April 12th, 2021 at his home.

Born January 22, 1944 in Berwick, he was a son of the late Arthur and Helen (Zadiraka) Artman.  He and his wife, Helen (Naus) Artman, would have celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary on October 17th.

David was a 1961 graduate of Central Columbia High School. He furthered his education at Bloomsburg State College where he graduated in 1965 with a Bachelor of Science degree.  He later graduated from the University of Scranton in 1975 with a Master's of Science degree.

He was a well known area educator, working first as a teacher and later as a principal at the Columbia-Montour Area Vocational-Technical School from 1969 until his retirement in 2001.  He had previously taught school in Auburn and Weedsport, New York for four years.

David was also a farmer and honored the Lord's command to be a good steward of the land.  He  served on the Farm Service Agency County Committee and was a member of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau. 

He was a dedicated and long time member of the Lime Ridge United Methodist Church where he faithfully served as a Lay Leader, Sunday School Teacher, and was a member of the church board.  He was known as an advocate for missions.

David served as a North Centre Township Supervisor and was Chairman of the Board of the Briar Creek Mutual Insurance Company for many years.

 Surviving, in addition to his wife, Helen, are his five children:  Matthew Artman and his wife, Shonda, of Dillsburg; Melinda (Artman) Heckman and her husband, Scott, of Beech Creek; Melissa (Artman) Whitenight and her husband, Jeffrey, of Orangeville; Michael Artman and his wife, Jennifer, of Berwick; Mark Artman and his wife, Tanya, of Bloomsburg.  Also surviving are twelve grandchildren, two great grandchildren; a brother Delroy Artman and his wife, Betty, of Berwick; a sister, Caroline Kishbaugh and her husband, Carl, of Columbus, Ohio.

 Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Amos Artman.

 Funeral Services will be held Thursday, April 15th, 2021 at 11 AM at the Lime Ridge United Methodist Church, 6405 Fourth Street, Bloomsburg with Pastor Vincent N. Keister, officiating.  Private burial will be in Elan Memorial Park, Lime Ridge.  There will be a viewing Wednesday from 4 to 7 PM at the Lime Ridge Church and also Thursday morning from 10 AM until the time of the service at the church.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to Columbia-Montour Child Evangelism Fellowship, 2325 Old Berwick Road, Bloomsburg, PA 17815.

The McMichael Funeral Home, Inc., of Benton is honored to serve the Artman Family.  

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April 14, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lime Ridge United Methodist Church
6405 Fourth Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Funeral Service
April 15, 2021

11:00 AM
Lime Ridge United Methodist Church
6405 Fourth Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815


Columbia-Montour Child Evangelism Fellowship
2325 Old Berwick Road, Bloomsburg PA 17815

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