Ethel R. Arvidson, age 93, of Eagle Bend, died Saturday, December 17, 2016, at Edgewood Vista in Alexandria.
Funeral services are 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 23, 2016, at Faith Lutheran Church in Miltona with Rev. John Riggle officiating. Music is provided by organist, Kevin Lee and vocalist, Shelley Luedeke. Burial is at Esther Lutheran Cemetery, Parkers Prairie.
Visitation is 4-7 p.m., Thursday at Lind Family Funeral Home in Miltona and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
Ethel Rosamond Arvidson was born April 22, 1923, to William and Sedalia (Baldwin) Benson in Henning. She attended Henning Elementary School, and following the death of her father, moved to Miltona and graduated from Alexandria High School in 1941. Ethel met Edmund Arvidson at Highway Park, and they were married on October 12, 1940. Following their marriage, they lived on the Arvidson Homestead in Eastern Township where she was a homemaker and helped Eddie farm. In 1968, they moved to Eagle Bend, where she was director of the Eagle Bend Senior Citizens. At age 50, Ethel attended Beauty School at Wadena Tech and then worked as a hairdresser for the next 20 years. Her husband, Eddie died in 1987, and Ethel moved to Miltona where she met Wally Myren at a dance in 1993. Ethel loved fishing with Wally, enjoyed helping him with the Miltona VFW functions and was his constant companion until his death in 2013. Ethel was a caregiver for her siblings, sewed, sang duets and sang in the church choir, played piano by ear and enjoyed being in bands. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church and former member of Esther Lutheran Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edmund; and companion, Wally; and nephew-in-law, Lee Hoskins.
Ethel is survived by her son, Royce (Lyn) Arvidson of Miltona; daughter, Rosamond (Woodrow) Peery of Eagle Bend; eight grandchildren, Brad (Terri Jo) Peery, Bruce (Angie) Peery, Shelley (David) Luedeke, Joel (Joni) Arvidson, Jeremy Arvidson, Angela Arvidson, Nathan (Tanya) Arvidson and Annalisa (Ryan) Alberg; 15 great-grandchildren, Kevin and Eric Peery, Luke, Lezliann and Libby Luedeke, Charlie and Andrew “A.J.” Peery, Amanda , Cole, Abigail, Hunter, Austin, Alexis, and Lily Arvidson and Lorelai Alberg; two great-great-grandchildren, Bradon Peery and Ensely Peery; two nephews, Jack (Peggy) Pearson and Harvey (Carol) Pearson; and niece, Bonnie Hoskins, all raised from teen years on.
Pallbearers are her grandsons, Bradley Peery, Bruce Peery, Kevin Peery, Eric Peery, Nathan Arvidson and Luke Luedeke. Honorary pallbearers are her remaining grandchildren.