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Rosyln Arvidson

November 16, 2012

Rosyln Arvidson

Roslyn D. Arvidson, age 84, of Parkers Prairie, died peacefully, with his family at his side, Friday, November 16, 2012, at St. William's Living Center in Parkers Prairie.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 20, 2012, at Esther Lutheran Church in Eastern Township, rural Parkers Prairie, with Rev. Jeanette Bidne officiating. Music will be provided by organist, Marcia Guenther. Burial will take place at the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Monday at Lind Family Funeral Home in Parkers Prairie and continue one hour prior to the service at the church.

Roslyn Delane Arvidson was born May 30, 1928, to Reuben and Dora (Hansen) Arvidson in Bertha, Minnesota. He was baptized and confirmed at Esther Lutheran Church in Eastern Township, rural Parkers Prairie. He attended grades 1-8, 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 ½ years. He was united in marriage to Audrey Ann Compton 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, Minnesota; six grandsons, Erik (Kellie) Determan of Mankato, Derick Determan of Jeffers, Marcus (Amanda) Determan of Storden, Minnesota, 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, Minnesota and Lynn (Linda) Arvidson of Prior Lake, Minnesota; along with nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be his granddaughter and Dale Hart.


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