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Kriss A. Arbury, 84, of Midland, passed away on October 1, 2019 at his home.  He was born on May 28, 1935 to the late Anderson and Dorothy (Dow) Arbury. Kriss and his wife Carol Vogelsang were just shy of their sixty-fifth wedding anniversary on October 23rd.

Kriss was a member of the Good Shepard Lutheran Church. He was a former Midland County Sheriff Deputy. He was a dog lover and raised shire horses. Along with tending his farm, Kriss enjoyed driving boats, cars, and tractors. He was an avid supporter of the University of Michigan, especially the football organization. Kriss loved being a resident of Midland and supported his community in many different ways.

Kriss is survived by his wife, Carol (Vogelsang) Arbury, children, Julie Carol Arbury, Anderson Phelps Arbury, Ted Kriss (Kathy) Arbury, and Kristina Arbury; grandchildren, Emelia Arbury, Ted Jr. Arbury, Tana Arbury, and Richard Arbury; and one great granddaughter Zuri; sisters, Jackqueline (Bill) Hoetger, Margaret Bergtold; sister in-law, Suzie Arbury.

Kriss was predeceased by his brother Robin Arbury.

A funeral service will be held at 11am on Tuesday October 8th at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church with Pastor Jacob Behnken and Pastor John Seifert officiating. Visitation will be held on Monday October 7th at Smith-Miner Funeral Home from 4-7pm, and from 10am until time of service at the church.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Arbury family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.


Condolence Messages

  1. Kimmie Dean

    02 October 2019 2 years ago

    I feel Blessed to have known Kriss and his Beautiful Family! My heart is breaking for you all! I know that Heaven got a lot more BLUE today! Kriss was a Good One! My prayers are with you❤️

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