5/20/88 ~ 11/3/2020
Jeremy William Arters, 32, passed away November 3, 2020. Jeremy is survived by his daughters Stella Arters and Kennleigh Arters; his siblings Nathan Arters, Joshua (Beth, Agnes, Maive) Arters, Nolan (Ruth) Arters, Sarah Ivy (Krish) Arters, Ostin (Bailey) Arters, Miles Arters, Dean Myers and Dallas Myers; his parents Diane (Dan) Johnson, and Dan (Kristine) Arters; and grandparents Richard and Elaine Niedrich, and LaRae Johnson.
Jeremy studied at Snow College and was interested in a career in Artificial Intelligence. Jeremy worked in construction and roofing. At the time of his passing, he was helping his dad, Dan Johnson, and his uncle Jim with building a house for “Nana” LaRae Johnson and Aunt Sherrie Stanton. Jeremy’s greatest joy is being a father to Stella and Kennleigh, and he was a great father. He also enjoyed working with his Papa Dan on the house and playing the card game Magic with his dad after work. He dreamed of creating his own video games, which would teach life lessons through interactive experiences based on scripture which would simulate being with Christ and becoming like Him.
As a youth Jeremy both volunteered and worked at Camp Bradley Scout Camp for several years and had the qualifications for Eagle Scout. When Jeremy was just 7 years old he manifested an interest in fixing things. He would take apart the vcr and clean the heads with alcohol and a Q-tip, as he’d seen his mother do. He also watched her make cookies and at the same tender age, he made a batch of chocolate chip cookie dough, without using a recipe (it was actually edible). He also made One Mean Omelet. He talked of becoming an inventor and talked of having a sorting machine that could take household items like clothes, books and shoes and put them away where they belong. At an even earlier age, he would often surprise his Sunday school teachers and parents by sharing his knowledge of less known scripture stories such as those of Abinadi or Enoch.
While Jeremy’s life was one of many challenges, he also brought a lot of light and beauty to the world. He had a heart of gold. He loved his mellow jazz synthetic 80’s instrumental music, and he would give the shirt off his back to a stranger, which he had done more than once, and would live to do again.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday November 7, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. with a visitation starting 2:00 p.m. Interment in the Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery under the care of Rasmussen Mortuary.