Obituary for Arthur Paul David White

Arthur Paul David White, age 87, of Northfield, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at Three Links Care Center. Arthur was born October 11, 1929, the son of Henry and Florence (Herrick) White in Winona, Minnesota. He attended and graduated from Washburn High School. Art then served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War where he flew reconnaissance missions. After receiving his honorable discharge, Art attended St. Olaf College earning his bachelor’s degree in 1955. He began his teaching career at St. Olaf. He was united in marriage to Louise De Castro. He then went on to […]

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Arthur Paul David White, age 87, of Northfield, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at Three Links Care Center.

Arthur was born October 11, 1929, the son of Henry and Florence (Herrick) White in Winona, Minnesota. He attended and graduated from Washburn High School. Art then served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War where he flew reconnaissance missions. After receiving his honorable discharge, Art attended St. Olaf College earning his bachelor’s degree in 1955. He began his teaching career at St. Olaf. He was united in marriage to Louise De Castro. He then went on to teach at UC-Berkley and then attended the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, Denmark where he studied architectural design. The couple later divorced. He returned to Northfield where he taught art at St. Olaf.

He admired the works of Frank Lloyd Wright and met him in person. Art served on the City Planning Commission and Architectural Board in Minneapolis where he was a renowned architect and highly regarded by his peers. He often commented to his daughter how he loved Northfield and frequently contributed to the Northfield News. He enjoyed riding his bicycle throughout town and going for walks. He made many friends and had a good life.

He is survived by his daughter Jennifer White of Clearwater, FL. He was preceded in death by his parents, his former wife and two brothers.

Services will be on Sunday, September 24, 2017, beginning at 2 PM at Bierman Funeral Home with the Reverend Gayle Marsh officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. Burial will be at Oaklawn Cemetery in Northfield. Arrangements by Bierman Funeral Home. biermanfuneralhome.com

 

 

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Funeral

2:00 PM - September 24, 2017


Visitation One Hour Before Service
Bierman Funeral Home
1316 Division St S Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

Burial

Burial

Oaklawn Cemetery
1415 Wall Street Rd Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

1 Comment

  1. Andy Matson

    A Northfield icon! What a progressive man with great visions–his ideas for Northfield were ahead of their time. I only knew of him from his letters to the editor and mayoral runs, but he always made sense to me and Was by far the most scrupulous candidate with no ulterior motives by a long shot throughout the 90’s. What an interesting life!
    Condolences to the family.

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