Michael Nell Arterburn of Claremont, California passed away on June 12, 2015. He was the eldest son of Nello Renic and Dorothy Mae (Schaumburg) Arterburn. Born on December 21, 1944 in Watseka, Illinois. He spent his formative years in Columbus, Indiana and graduated from Columbus North High School in 1962.
He served in the U.S. Naval Submarine Force from 1962-1969 and made nine Deterrent Patrols which he considered his proudest accomplishment. While in the Navy, he married Judith Erma Wright of St. Jacob, Illinois on August 3, 1968.
He studied Aerospace Engineering at Northrup Institute in Inglewood, California. He received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Secondary Education in Mathematics from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana in 1974.
Over his life he was a Teacher, Tutor, Computer Engineer, Fabricator, Real Estate Broker, College Administrator and owner of several business' under the name of Arterburn Enterprises including a Pet & Plant Care, Software Solutions, Growth Masters and Math Masters and owned a private investigation business with his brother.
He loved his family dearly, led a good life and had no regrets. He believed in the Lord Jesus Christ and was confirmed in 1958 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Columbus, Indiana.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his younger brothers Donald Ray and Richard Allen Arterburn and his nephew John William Arterburn.
He is survived by his loving wife, Judith, of 46 years; one daughter, one grandson, one sister, one brother, two sisters-in-law, five nephews, four nieces.
His ashes will be spread at sea. In lieu of flowers, family and friends may donate in his name for a good cause or to the U.S.S. Ulysses S. Grant Alumni Association, P.O. Box 187, Hammonton, NJ 08037
Response by Ed Farris - U.S.S. Ulysses S. Grant Alumni Association President
As noted in the Alumni Association By-Laws, Michael was the founder of the U.S.S. Grant Forum, the predecessor of this Alumni Association. While we both served on the Ullysses S. Grant, we did not serve at the same time. My knowledge of Michael, was only through the reunions. He was passionate about his beliefs and committed to his causes. His love for both Judy and the U.S.S. Grant were obvious. He will be greatly missed and highly revered.
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01 July 2015
2015 San Diego Reunion News
UPDATED SOUTHWEST AIRLINES "WANNA GET AWAY" FARES
[The USS Grant Alumni Association does not endorse Southwest Airlines over any other U.S. airline. The following information is simply provided to make shipmates aware that Southwest’s flight schedule is available for the 2015 Grant Reunion.]
Southwest Airlines (SWA)* has published their schedule of flights which includes the 2015 USS Grant Reunion timeframe (land – 11/1-5, cruise – 11/5-12). They have lower fares when the flights are booked online under their “Wanna Get Away”* fares. Shipmates who plan to fly to the 2015 USS Grant Reunion might consider checking the Southwest website [www.Southwest.com] for flight information regarding their home area. Listed below are sample ROUND TRIP per person fares posted on their website on 6/16/2015.
On Southwest Airlines, there is NO CHARGE for 1st and 2nd checked bags. (50 lbs. limit per bag)
Some fares below have increased 1% to 4%, some higher, in the last week. Make your flightarrangements soon!
NOTES: 1) If you cancel the reservation, you will NOT receive a refund. Fares are nonrefundable but may be applied toward future travel on SWA for the originally ticketed passenger only. That credit must be used within twelve months. 2) Changes may be made to the existing reservation with no change fee (as of now) but any fare changes will be made at the then current price. 3) SWA has a limited number of these “Wanna Get Away” fares. Book early for these low fares.
[*SWA and “Wanna Get Away” are registered trademarks of Southwest Airlines.]
The pin is provided to each shipmate that attends a reunion. The pin itself represents the first reunion a shipmate attends.
Shipmates attending more than one reunion: A Silver Star is awarded for attending Reno, Branson, or Jacksonville reunions. A Bronze Star is awarded for attending Galveston, Seattle, Charleston, or the 2015 San Diego Reunion.
The total number of stars is one less than the number of reunions you have attended because the pin counts as the first reunion.
For a shipmate attending all 7 reunions, they would have the pin, two silver stars, and four bronze stars (as depicted in the image below).
USS U.S. Grant Reunion Pin
2013 CHARLESTON REUNION PHOTOS
Blue Crew Shipmates in Charleston
Gold Crew Shipmates in Charleston
The USS ULYSSES S. GRANT ALUMNI ASSOCIATION is a fraternal organization of United States Navy Submariners who served aboard the nuclear powered fleet ballistic missile submarine USS Ulysses S. Grant (SSBN 631).The USS Ulysses S. Grant Alumni Association is the formal continuation of the USS Grant Forum established by Michael Arterburn.The primary purpose of the Association is to encourage and support theongoing communication and friendship among its members.The Association will maintain a sailing list and contact information of all shipmates, periodically issue newsletters and special bulletins and organize and host formal reunions for the benefit and camaraderie of its membership.
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