Arthur Francis Kane, 71, of Media passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at Oak Lane Nursing & Rehab, Stronghurst.  He was born Sunday, June 10, 1945, in Monmouth, the son of John William and Catherine Rosemary (Larkin) Kane.
Those left to cherish his memory are siblings John B. (Nancy) Kan of Smithshire, Daniel J. (Carol) Kan of Smithshire, Robert W. (Shirley) Kan, of Biggsville, Frank J. (Deanne) Kane, of Roseville;  nieces and nephews Jim (Kim) Kane, Jason Kane (Jodi), Jeremy (Kristel) Kane, Katie (Jon) Arnold, Joe (Cindy) Kane, Julia (Josh) Springer, Jeanie (Craig) Campbell, Tracy (Albert) Watson, Channon (Donald) Hanson, Joe Kane (Hope), Adam Kane, Brian (Amanda) Kane, Michelle (Ben) Johnson, Melissa (Tom) Campen, Erick (Christine) Kane, Kevin (Ashley) Kane, and Michael Kane, along with several great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Rose Marie Kane.
Art attended and graduated from Media-Wever High School class of 1963. He then attended and graduated Burlington Business College. Art was a member of the U.S. Army, proudly serving his country with honor, from November 1965 to November 1967, in Ft. Bragg, N.C., and Ft. Hood, Texas.  He was employed at The Raritan State Bank from 1968 to 2013. He was on the board of directors from 1987 to 2016. He was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, where he was a former trustee. He was a Trustee of the Henderson County Library, a board member of the Henderson County Historical Society, officer of the Unit #765 American Legion, a member of the Raritan Opera House, American Cancer Society, and was a former 4-H Leader. He was also a member of the Monmouth Knights of Columbus and a loyal blood donor for the Red Cross, donating over 20 gallons. He was chairman of the Henderson County Bicentennial, helping with Media, Raritan and St. Patrick’s celebrations, and was continuing his patriotism by working on the 200th birthday of the State of Illinois. Art was honored by the governor as Honored Citizen of the Day at the Illinois State Fair.
Art enjoyed friends, genealogy, history, travel, sign painting and especially his family.
Funeral Mass will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Raritan. Visitation will be Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017. from 3-6 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Community Center in Raritan, with a Rosary to be said at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in Raritan. Memorials may be made to the St. Patrick’s Community Center-Renovation Project in lieu of flowers.
Please sign the online guestbook at www.wisefamily-hooverhall.com.  Wise Family Funeral Homes, Roseville, IL is in charge of the arrangements.