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[img_assist|nid=52|title=|desc=|link=url|align=right|width=153|height=200]Date of Birth: October 5, 1935
Date of Death: December 21, 2008
Douglas Thomas “Junior” Arterburn was born on October 5, 1935 in Renfrow, Oklahoma to Thomas Douglas Arterburn and Irene (Prickett) Arterburn.
He passed away Sunday, December 21, 2008 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington, Kansas at the age of 73.
Junior attended his grade school years at a country school near Renfrow, Oklahoma and graduated high school at Medford, Oklahoma.
After graduating, he worked for Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, Kansas until his retirement.
In 1955 Junior married Harriett Joan Scott. To this union Harry Michael, Kirk Douglas and Sherry Jo Arterburn were born.
While at Boeing, Junior was employed as a jig builder. He was also a Union Steward and a volunteer fireman among other duties while with Boeing.
One of Juniors greatest passions in life was rodeo. He received many awards while riding bareback, saddle broncs and bulls. He was also a steer wrestler for many years with his prized horse Whistle.
Junior was also involved in boxing when he was younger. He was the Golden Glove Champion in the middle weight division.
Anything that had to do with being outdoors was pretty much what Junior loved and where you would find him.
Junior was preceded in death by his parents, his 3 brothers, Wayne , Larry and Gary; his 6 sisters, Maxine, Edith, Phyllis, Vivian, Ruby and Audrey.
He is survived by his three children; Mike Arterburn and Kim Nelson of Caldwell, KS Kirk and wife Laurie Arterburn of Derby, KS and daughter Sherry Sadler of Des Moines, IA; grandchildren, Duhran and Zachary Sadler of Des Moines, IA, Jordan and husband Jayson Doyle of Mililani, HI, Malachai and Jaci Arterburn of Caldwell, KS and great-granddaughter Madalynn Joleigh Doyle of Mililani, HI, a host of many nieces, nephews and friends.
Friends may call at the mortuary 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 23, 2008.
Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 24, 2008 at the Schaeffer Mortuary Chapel.
Memorials may be given in Junior's name to the Sumner Regional Medical Center Dialysis Unit.