Roslyn Arvidson, 84Roslyn Delane Arvidson, 84, Parkers Prairie, died peacefully with his family at his side on Friday, November 16, 2012 at St. William’s Living Center in Parkers Prairie.
Roslyn Delane Arvidson, 84, Parkers Prairie, died peacefully with his family at his side on Friday, November 16, 2012 at St. William’s Living Center in Parkers Prairie.
Roslyn was born May 30, 1928 to Reuben and Dora (Hansen) Arvidson in Bertha. He was baptized and confirmed at Esther Lutheran Church in Eastern Township, rural Parkers Prairie. He attended school through grade 8 at Joy School in Eastern Township and graduated from Parkers Prairie High School in 1946.
Following his education, Roslyn worked for a year at Capital Airlines at the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport. He returned to Eastern Township, where he farmed for the next 62-1/2 years. He was united in marriage to Audrey Ann Compton on June 10, 1950 at Esther Lutheran Church.
Following their marriage, they raised their family and in addition to farming, Roslyn was active at Esther Lutheran Church, where he served as a council member and cemetery board member. He was a member of the Eastern Township Board of Directors, Lake Region Co-Op Board of Directors and Parkers Prairie District Hospital Board.
His greatest joy was watching his grandchildren and great-grandchild grow up and spending time with them. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and morning coffee with friends at Cozy Cup Café.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Audrey Ann; son, Eugene (Jayne) Arvidson of Parkers Prairie; daughter, Carol (Michael) Determan of Jeffers; six grandsons, Erik (Kellie) Determan of Mankato, Derick Determan of Jeffers, Marcus (Amanda) Determan of Storden, Corey Arvidson of Lake Preston, South Dakota, Tyler (Lisa) Arvidson of Williston, North Dakota and Brady Arvidson of Duluth; granddaughter, 2nd Lt. Kaylyn (fiancé, 1st Lt. David Leibrand) Arvidson of Tampa, Florida; great-grandson, Easton Arvidson; three brothers, Gayle (Sharon) Arvidson of Newburgh, Indiana, Loren (Donna Jean) Arvidson of Marshall, and Lynn (Linda) Arvidson of Prior Lake; along with nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were held November 20 at Esther Lutheran Church in Eastern Township with the Rev. Jeanette Bidne officiating. Music was provided by organist, Marcia Guenther. Burial was at the church cemetery. Pallbearers were his grandsons. Honorary pallbearers were his granddaughter and Dale Hart.
Arrangements are with Lind Family Funeral and Cremation Service; www.lindfamilyfh.com.