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Arthur J. LeBlanc

Born: Fri., Feb. 7, 1947
Died: Fri., Jan. 11, 2013

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On January 11, 2013 Arthur J. LeBlanc, 65 of Bay Mills, began his journey to the Spirit World. Art was born on February 7, 1947 to Arthur & Marvine (Teeple) LeBlanc in Detroit, Michigan. Art leaves behind many loving family members including his sons'' Daniel G. LeBlanc, Leonard N. LeBlanc and Trevor J. LeBlanc. His grandchildren, Jayrwin LeBlanc and Tareva Jean LeBlanc. Siblings include, Jeanette LeBlanc, Mike (Jeanette) LeBlanc, Matthew (Margaret) LeBlanc, John LeBlanc, Kelly (Robin) Bedell and Howard LeBlanc all of Bay Mills. Special friends include George Bowen Jr., Mike Burton, Crystal Church and Ambrose Peshlakai and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Art was predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Marvine (Teeple) LeBlanc, his wife, Shelva Jean (Boyer) LeBlanc, brothers'' Andrew A. LeBlanc Sr., Paul A. LeBlanc sisters'', Lisa M. LeBlanc and Gayle Rita. Art was a well known Native rights advocate, traditional practitioner, healer, teacher and pipe carrier throughout the area and he could be relied upon to conduct many ceremonies for his and many other Indian communities. To know Art was to know his passion for music and playing guitar and his unique sense of humor. Deep within his spirit, Art loved his people and the traditional teachings. He worked hard and stubbornly held to his convictions in hopes of instilling a deeper sense of purpose and desire for the younger generation. Visitation will begin at 6pm Monday January 14th with funeral services to begin at 11am on Tuesday January 15th at the Bay Mills West Campus (Migizii Hall). Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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