Art is a graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science and retired in 2000 after more than 40 years as a Funeral Director / Embalmer. He, along with Roger Furrow, handle the daily duties at Chambers Funeral Home in Eldridge.
Art is a member of The Knights of Columbus where he served as Grand Knight from 1969-1971. Since 1978 he has been a member of the Eldridge Lions Club; a Melvin Jones Fellow, and was awarded the Warren Coleman Honorary Award. He Served District MD 9EC from 2010- 2011 as it's District Governor.
He served as a board member for 6 years for the North Scott Community School District.
Art and his wife Susanne are members of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Davenport and just celebrated 50 years of marriage in August of 2014. They have three sons, ten grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.