Arthur D. Unterbrink, 82


Arthur Dean Unterbrink, 82, of Greenville, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City.

No services are scheduled. Burial will be held at a later date. Young Funeral Home in Greenville is assisting the family.

Mr. Unterbrink was born July 11, 1937, in Highland, to Arthur John and Lena (Sussen) Unterbrink. He married Sandra DeCrevel on Nov. 8, 1957, at Cart Hill Baptist Church, and she preceded him in death on March 16, 2016.

He grew up on a farm south of Greenville. He worked at Nevinger Refrigeration,as well as a union carpenter and also farmed. He was president and owner/operator of Unterbrink Construction, Inc., which involved general contracting, remodeling and basement waterproofing. He also worked as an excavating contractor for Kerr-McGee Oil.

In his later years, he and his wife owned and operated Dean's Convenience Store Keyesport before retiring in 2010. He loved to hunt small game and to go fishing, and to sit at his pond and watch his family and friends do the same.

He loved the outdoors and wanted to be surrounded by family and friends while all enjoyed his outdoor surroundings with him. He loved to watch his son restore antique tractors. He enjoyed watching as his son used antique farm equipment to plant small patches of corn and sunflowers for the wildlife.

Mr. Unterbrink was very proud of his twin grandsons, teaching them his hunting and fishing skills, and boasting about all their accomplishments.

On occasion, he enjoyed taking a special friend to the casino and laughing at all the silliness of the adventure. He loved his children, grandchildren, family and friends, and will be dearly missed.

He is survived by his daughter, Jackie (husband Lin) Knop of Hillsboro; son, Rick Unterbrink of Greenville; brother, Bruce Unterbrink of Greenville; sister, Norma Jean Schluckebier of Donnellson; special friend, Margaret Gall of Greenville; and two grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kristin Unterbrink.

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