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Arnold Rensvold

March 23, 1931 — October 13, 2009

Arnold Leon Rensvold, 78, of Breckenridge , MN , died Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at St. Francis Healthcare Campus, Breckenridge.



His funeral will be held on Saturday, October 17, at 10:30 AM at Breckenridge Lutheran Church , Breckenridge , MN , with Pastor Jim Gustafson officiating.



Visitation will be Friday, October 16, from 4 pm to 7 pm with a prayer Service at 7 pm at Joseph Vertin & Sons Funeral Home, Breckenridge , MN . There will also be visitation one hour prior to the service at the church.



Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery , Breckenridge, with Military Rites by the Wilkin County Honor Guard and the Military Funeral Honors Team.



Pallbearers will be Brian Langseth, Jeff Kubitz, Millard Samuelson, Monty Samuelson, Joseph Rensvold, Heather Rensvold; Honorary pallbearers: Dan Gunderson, Autumn Schatz, Carter Rensvold, John Samuelson, Erika Keller, Malcom Keller, Tanya Rensvold, Jennifer Rensvold, Jacob Rensvold.



Arnold was born on March 23, 1931 to Henry E. and Ida B. (Michelson) Rensvold in Shotley , MN near Kelliher , MN and attended school there. After his schooling he entered the US Army on October 15, 1948 and served until October 29, 1954.



While in the Army he married Erika Leimeister on April 14, 1954 in Aschaffenburg , Germany . They returned to Kelliher in October of 1954 and in 1955 they moved to Arthur , ND where he worked for a farmer. In September of 1955 they moved to Breckenridge , MN and Arnold began working for Schuler Grain in 1956 as a grain buyer and worked for them until 1978. Arnold then learned how to weld and became a welder for Wil-Rich in 1978. In 1985, he started working for Robanks and worked there until he retired in 1997. Although he was retired he continued working for various farmers around the area.



Arnold enjoyed playing cards, hunting until his health failed, and truly liked being busy.



He is survived by his daughter: Devona “Dee” (Dale) Keller, Nashua, MN; his sons: Steven (Janice) Rensvold, Breckenridge, MN; Bruce (Lori) Rensvold, Breckenridge, MN; Allen (Karen) Rensvold, Hinckley, MN; His 10 grandchildren; His two great-grandchildren; His two sisters: Joyce Ardensmeyer, Aurora, CO and Jolene (Alex) Adane, Federal Heights, CO. His sister-in-law: Arlene “Peachy” Rensvold, Wahpeton, ND; and several nieces and nephews.



He was preceded in death by: His parents: Henry and Ida Rensvold; His wife: Erika; His brother: Helmer “Whitey” Rensvold; His two sisters: Olga Mortenson, and Della Thorpe.




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