Mr. Arthur Ernest Mussett passed away at 91 years of age on March 6, 2018. Arthur and his late wife, Dorothy, were founding members of the Friends of T.C. Steele, and were instrumental in getting the fledglingFriends group off and running in those early days. Mr. Mussettworked with site staff on one of the Friends early projects to install a display in the Dewar Log Cabin, and personally wired the cabin for electricity as part of the installation. Arthur and Dorothy Mussettalso shared the very first Volunteer of the Year award in 1993, along with fellow founding members Margaret and Heydon Franzen.
In the spring of 1945 Arthur would meet his future wife, Dorothy Anne Carson, at an event hosted by the USO in Indianapolis. In1952 Arthur came to the USA to accept a position as a sales engineer for the Indianapolis Power and Light Company. In Indianapolis he was reunited with Dorothy and her family, and the couple married in May of 1954. Arthur went on to become a draftsman at the firm of Bevington Taggart and Fowler. He became a United States citizen in 1957, and in 1959 he and two colleagues founded the firm of consulting engineers that is now known as Mussett Nicholas andAssociates. Mr. Mussett retired in 1987, and he and Dorothy moved to Brown County, Indiana. They enjoyed an active retirement, traveling in the USA and in Europe, as well as enjoying the outdoors, and the cultural opportunities in Bloomington and Indianapolis.