Studebaker, age 88 of Dune Acres and Indianapolis, IN, passed away on June
21, 2017 in Indianapolis, IN.
He was born on May
17, 1929, at the family home in Dune Acres, IN, to Alden Koch and Naomi
Victoria Chellberg Studebaker, both of whom preceded him in death.,
On August 17, 1957
in West Lafayette, IN, he married Janet Ellis Newman, who preceded him in
death on January 17, 2000.
Arthur is survived
by his daughters, Heidi Studebaker of Dune Acres and Indianapolis, IN, and
Lisa (Luis) Studebaker-Alayza of New Palestine, IN; his six grandchildren:
Marissa Sullivan, Cara Sullivan, Kris Studebaker, Lauren Alayza, Luis
Erquiaga, and Ricardo Alayza; his great-grandchildren: Kyan Studebaker,
Tyler Studebaker, Ayden Alayza, and Liam Alayza.
He is also preceded
in death by his daughter, Gayle Lyn Studebaker on August 26, 1985, and his
brother, Alden Henry Studebaker on December 5, 2014.
from Chesterton High School in Chesterton, IN, in 1947 and served his
country in the United States Army from 1951-1952. He earned a BS in
Industrial Distribution in 1959 from Purdue University, and then earned a MS
in Industrial Distribution in 1963, also from Purdue University. He was a
math and science teacher as well as Director of Productions at Shortridge
High School in Indianapolis from 1959-1985.
Arthur was also the
co-owner, along with his wife Janet, of Studebaker Properties from
1970-2001. He was also a member of the Studebaker Driverís Club and a life
member of the Purdue Alumni Association. He was a volunteer at the Indiana
Dunes National Lakeshore Chellberg Farm for the St. Lucia and Midsummer
A Memorial Service
will be held on Sunday, July 2, 2017, at 1 p.m., at the Dune Acres
Clubhouse, 1 Clubhouse Drive, Dune Acres, IN. The family will receive
friends from 12 p.m. until time of service at the Dune Acres Clubhouse.
may be given to the Shelby County 4-H Lama and Angora Goat Projects, 1600
East State Road 44, Suite C, Shelbyville, IN, 46176.
under the care of White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton, IN.
Memories may be