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Arthur “Art” Lee Stein

October 13, 2023 | 5 comments

Arthur “Art” Lee Stein, age 59, passed away peacefully on October 6th, 2023 at his home after having cancer. He was the oldest child of Douglas and Karen Stein. He was a lifelong resident of Holmen.

After graduating from Holmen High School with the class of 1982, Art spent his career working at Jim Carlson’s Auto Center as a mechanic. Art was a jack of all trades. He could fix anything and had a wealth of knowledge. His family and friends were his world. In his spare time he had many hobbies including hunting, fishing, fixing anything with an engine, and driving his motorcycle and classic cars. He loved to travel and go on vacations with his wife and his daughters. Art had a big heart and could strike up a conversation with anyone. He had the ability to always make people feel welcome. People always said him and his wife Vicki were the life of the party. He will be deeply missed by family and friends.

Art is survived by two daughters, Melissa (Darron) Fanning, Carli Stein, grandchildren Audrey, Brooklyn, and one more on the way in November. Also mourning his loss is his sister Kari Stein, many other family members, and many special friends.

Art was preceded in death by his loving wife, Vicki, parents Douglas and Karen Stein, and father-in-law, George Guenther.

A visitation at 10:00 a.m. followed by a celebration of Art’s life at 11:00 a.m. will be held on Thursday, October 26th, 2023 at The Gathering Place 133 Mason Street Onalaska, WI.  Pastor Andy LeFebre will officiate.

To view Art’s memorial video click here



  1. Sue Webb

    So sorry to lose Art, another family member. Art will join his wife Vicki (my sister) in heaven. They truly had a strong love story. Art took such great care of my sister. May Art and Vicki rest in peace now. They will both be greatly missed but the wonderful memories will still be in my heart.

  2. Eisbrenner Family

    Our sincere condolences to everyone who was a part of Art’s life. He touched so many lives and will be thought of often and never forgotten. May your many wonderful memories of his life be of comfort. This Bible verse recorded in John 5:28 has been of comfort to our family when experiencing a loss. It reads “all those in the memorial tombs will hear his (Jesus Christ) voice and come out “. May God Jehovah give strength and his love to each of you.

  3. Jim Carlson

    Art was like a son to Sandy and me. He came to our business straight out of high school and worked for us for 31 years. He always showed incredible initiative and understood engines like no one else. With our vast assortment of collector car parts, Art knew where everything was. He was an expert mechanic for all of our collectors cars, consistently performing top notch work. He was always proud of the fact that he drove our hauler to Phoenix a total of 28 times. He was a good man and will most certainly be missed!

  4. Jeanne keyser

    Siincere condolenc to the stein family. Art was a very considerate person always willing to help you out. Since my husband passed I called on art to help me with my lawnmower problems. He took the time to come over to my house and helped me replace my battery. I really appreciated his assistance. He also visited my husband when he had his stroke encouraging him to get better. Steve so enjoyed his visits and I will never forget how kind he was visiting us.

  5. Kay (Knobloch) & Gerry Hanson

    So sad when high school friends are passing. Art was so energetic and fun loving. Have pictures from when my mom used to babysit Art v BBC before we started school.


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