Arnold Anderson, 83Arnold “Arnie” Kenneth Anderson, 83, Osakis, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 from his home in Osakis.
Arnold “Arnie” Kenneth Anderson, 83, Osakis, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 from his home in Osakis.
Arnie was born October 17, 1926 in Osakis to Bernard and Inga (Kjesbu) Anderson. As a teen, Arnie lost his left arm in a train accident. However, it didn’t stop him from continuing to play his favorite sports of football and wrestling. After graduation from Osakis High School, Arnie furthered his education at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. After receiving his teaching degree he took a job teaching senior high mathematics at Arlington High School. He was also the football and wrestling coach for many years.
In 1950, Arnie married Shirley Schultz. They were married for 30 years. After his retirement, Arnie returned full time to his boyhood home of Osakis. Arnie kept busy during the summer months painting houses. He was a member of the NRA, the Minnesota Teachers Union and for 28 years the Alexandria area A.A. Arnie’s favorite hobbies were going out hunting and fishing, especially hunting coyote and deer. He was a great sportsman who enjoyed being outdoors and going snowshoeing during the winter months.
He is survived by his brother, Clifford (friend, Bertha) Anderson of Galveston, Texas; many nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his brothers, John, Russell, and infant twin brothers, Ronald and Donald Anderson; sisters, Beatrice Miller, Mabel Stedman, Eleanor Mueller, Margaret Anderson, Dorothy Anderson and Clara “Kelly” Oslund.
A memorial service was held for Arnie on Monday, May 10 at Sauk Valley Lutheran Church in rural Osakis with the Rev. Steve Hilde officiating. Organist was Ione Johnson. Inurnment was at Sauk Valley Lutheran Church Cemetery with honorary bearers being his buddies in his hunting crew.
Arrangements were with Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis; www.royhetland.com.