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Arthur (Art) Blaine Chard

Arthur (Art) Blaine Chard

Arthur (Art) Blaine Chard of Hastings, born October 19, 1928 in Humboldt, Kansas passed away Friday, January 25th at the age of 90 at Regina Hospice in Hastings, Minnesota following a brief illness.

He leaves behind his loving wife of 72 years, R. Jean Chard; his two children, Cindy (Jake) Moore and Lynn (Wayne) Penrod. Art loved his grandchildren Mike (Julie) Moore, Pat (Jenny) Moore, Sarah (Scott) Cook and Nathan Penrod and his great-grandchildren, Jane and Matthew Moore; Maddie, Alex and Ava Moore and Henry and Neil Cook. Art also leaves behind two sisters; Nancy Isaacson of Fairbanks, Alaska and Bobbie King of Great Bend, Kansas.

Art is remembered with love, respect and admiration by family and friends. He worked 40 years as a supervisor for Chicago Bridge and Iron building oil tanks and part of the Prairie Island Nuclear Plant. He and his wife lived and worked in many states in the United States, Aruba and Venezuela.

After retiring, Art pursued his interest in becoming a pilot and owned his own planes. He spent many hours at the Red Wing Airport building and modifying his own Glasair I to increase plane speed. Art loved fast airplanes. His expertise in plane design earned him recognition from Sports Aviation and many of his friends.

Art is a donor to the University of Minnesota Medical School Anatomy Bequest Program. Private family interment will follow. Memorials to University of Minnesota Foundation, 200 Oak Street SE, Suite 500, Minneapolis, MN 55455-2010 or to the program of donor's choice.