Arthur A. ‘Art’ Gfeller

No public services are planned at this time for Arthur A. ‘Art’ Gfeller, 81, Lawrence, who passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2020, at his home.

He was born March 13, 1939, in Junction City, Kan., the son of Wilbur and Josephine Taylor Gfeller.

Art was the longtime owner/operator of Big G Antiques.

Survivors include a son, Randy Gfeller, Lawrence.

Messages & Condolences

From Sandy Dolezal...

Big G was a most kind soul & our neighbor in our first Lawrence home. His great knowledge of antiques, etc. & warm personality made him a most special businessman. He was a fine friend to our family & we will certainly miss him. Condolences to the family.

From Loren (jody) Sommer...

I have had many great memories of Art and his 67 nova, his antique shop and just talking and trading with him. Rest in peace Art.

From Michele (Schurer) Johnson...

So sorry to hear about Art, sending prayers and kind thoughts to Randy and his family. Everybody knew Big G and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know him myself through my work and through my own love of antiques and unique finds. May you find that fun treasure in your new life.

From George & Louise O’Brien...

We just heard that your dad passed away. We him him for years and enjoyed seeing him and talking with him. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

From Trent Georgie...

Randy, I’m very sorry for your loss. He always knew what it was and where it came from and what it was used for. He will be missed.

From Terri Sinks Kilburn...

Randy I am so very sorry to hear about your Dad. He has always had a special place in my heart. I have lots of fond memories of him. Take care!

From Charles Cornwell...

Randy-Sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. You were great neighbors on North 2nd and we had fun times together.

From Jim Marshall...

Randy my deepest condolences, your Dad was one great man.

From Linda Lester...

Randy, so sorry about your Dad. Always enjoyed visiting with him. My thoughts are with you.

From Serena Samuels Anderson...

Randy so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing – he was a great guy and so fun to visit with about antiques – he will be missed in the community

From Faye Welcher...

Randy. so sorry to hear of your dads passing. known your family for many years. thoughts and praters are with you

From Nancy Jaeger...

Art was so very kind to my Dad and our family after my Mother’s passing. He was there for my Dad at a very difficult time in our lives. He’ll always be remembered with much fondness. My sincere sympathies to your family.

From Frank Molby...

So sorry to hear about Art. I first met him at RJ’s Apco. That was a long, long time ago. I always admired and shared his interest in the fast cars he owned. Prayers and condolences to his family. Rest In Peace Big G…

From Judy Copeland...

Great man glad I got to know him had a shop in North Lawrence beside him

From Rich Hedges...

Randy, sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. I remember the first time I met him at RJ’s Apco. He always had a mild/kind demeanor. My sincerest condolences to you and your family.

From Gene Miller...

Randy, your dad was one of the most important people in my life growing up in Lawrence. He was a friend and mentor to me. I was in Lawrence about a year ago, and tried to contact him, but was unable. I regret that with all my heart. My thoughts are with you in your time of sorrow. Gene❤

From Gary Tollefson...

Randy, your mom notified about Art’s passing, Lawrence has lost a lifelong Icon. Art was an amazing man, with amazing personal skills in both business and friendships…He made you want to do business with him, and always had a way about him, that one would enjoy, when doing business with him…May the peace of God surround your life at this time, and may you, yourself, come to know the saving Grace of God, through His Son, Jesus Christ…hope to see you and your mom at a Corvette rally, or in Colorado next year….Gary T.

From MaryBeth and Bill Harmon...

Sorry to hear . Always enjoyed him and his Antiques. Our thoughts are with you, Randy.

From Bill Fair...

RIP Big G! Thanks for a lifetime of always pleasant, always friendly dealing from a fellow recycler.

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