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Arthur L. Buchanan

November 23, 1952 — April 25, 2018

Arthur Buchanan 1952-2018

Arthur Lenard Buchanan, age 65, passed away on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 in Sioux Falls. He was born on November 23rd, 1952 in Corona, California, and raised by his loving parents Mary Ann (Cozine) Haynes and Henry Haynes. Art left school at 15 to marry his wife Margarita Franco on October 25th, 1968, but returned for his degree and continued into college. Art then joined the Air Force, where he served for 6 years under the eventual rank of Staff Sergeant. 

Later in life he began work as a psychiatric technician in California before coming to Iowa. No matter how hard he worked, he would always come home with candy and smiles for the children in his life, and many of us owe a part of who we are to his big heart and gentle nature. He was a kind and loving husband, father, grandfather, and uncle. He was everything he needed to be for everyone he loved. Art was a homebody, preferring to spend time with his family and his pets while he watched television or read.

He is survived by his wife Margie, his grandchildren Brandalynn Barritt (and her husband Jake), Alyssa Alt (and her husband John), Danielle Buchanan, and Angelina Dana, his daughter Janet Dana and her husband Doug, his daughter-in-law Becky Buchanan, his sister Becky Sanow and her husband Jim, and many nieces and nephews who will miss him terribly.

For those wishing to pay their respects to Art, his service will be at the Greenwood Schubert Funeral Home in Marcus on Wednesday, May 2nd at 2:00 p.m. Anyone willing to speak about how he touched their lives is more than welcome to share stories or memories of him.


A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Marcus.
Military Rites will be conducted by the Marcus F.I. Goodburn American Legion Post #517 and Cherokee
VFW L.A. Westcott Post #2253.

Brandi Barritt
Alyssa Alt
Jim Sanow
Jake Barritt
John Alt
Danielle Buchanan
There will be no visitation prior to the service.
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