Arvid Loren Munson, 88, of Lakota, ND, passed away Thursday, July 5, 2012 at the Good Samaritan Society, where he has resided since March of 2009.
Arvid’s funeral service was held at Lakota Lutheran Church on Monday, July 9. Officiating was the Reverend Peter Horn. The organist was Karen Fowler and special music was sung by Arvid’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Interment will be in the Lakota Cemetery.
The casketbearers were Kenneth Munson, Michael Stevens, Brian Quam, Vern Ryan, Michael Moltzan, Nathan Noland, Lee Noland, Jason Noland, and Anthony Morford.
Arvid was born September 16, 1923 in Lakota, ND, the son of Malvin and Gladys (Livingston) Munson. Arvid attended country school in Dodds Township, and graduated from Lakota High School in 1940. Arvid and Maxine Bakke were united in marriage at Lakota Lutheran Church on June 20, 1948. They lived on the farm until moving to Lakota in 1976. Maxine passed away in July of 1983. Arvid married Betty Skjerseth Noland in May of 1991. Betty passed away in September of 2002. Arvid farmed his entire life in Dodds Township of Nelson County, raising small grains and livestock. Arvid was a member of Lakota Lutheran Church. He served on the church council and served on the Dodds Township Board for many years. Arvid enjoyed woodworking and carpentry work, and often volunteered his time and talents to help family and friends with projects in their homes. He also enjoyed restoring John Deere tractors with grandson, Mike. He continued his love of farming with his garden and yard in Lakota.
Arvid is survived by his son, John (Phyllis) Munson of Jamestown, ND, and his daughter, Ruth (Rodney) Stevens of Lakota; five grandchildren, Jennifer (Vern) Ryan, Kenneth (Shellann) Munson, and Kary (Michael) Moltzan, all of Ray, ND, Rachel (Brian) Quam of Lakota, and Michael Stevens of Ray; 12 great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Klae, Colton, Emily, and Cody Ryan, Jacob Munson, Kylar, McKenna, and Natasha Walter, Grace, Grant, and Grady Quam; one brother, Merlin (Ruby) Munson of Grand Forks, ND; a sister-in-law, Doris Berg of Billings, MT; and two nieces and five nephews. He is also survived by Betty’s family, Robert (Donna) Noland of Brookings, SD, Sandra (Ken) Nelson, David (Renee) Noland, Barbara (Mark) Morford, all of the Minneapolis area, and Michael (Jean) Noland of Grand Forks, ND; 11 step-grandchildren and 13 step-great grandchildren.
Arvid was preceded in death by his parents, two wives, and a step-grandchild.
Aaker Funeral Home, Lakota, is in charge of arrangements.