Harvey Warren Arvidson

Arvidson, Harvey Warren Age 88, of Minneapolis, passed away peacefully on March 8 after a long battle with leukemia. He is survived by his wife, Pat Arvidson, mother of his children, Jeanne Arvidson, children Deb Ward (Lynne Tuma) of Portland, OR, Suzanne (Glen) Schulz of Britt, IA, Lori (David) Yalch of New Hope, MN, Reed (Erica) Arvidson of Winsted, MN, and Stacey Stark of Robbinsdale, MN, step sons Patrick (Valerie) Rendle of Grand Rapids, MN, Michael (Alana) Rendle of Minneapolis, and Tony (Araceli) Rendle of Minneapolis; 15 grand children, and 26 great grandchildren; and his sister Norma Peterson of Spring Park, MN. Harvey was preceded in death by his brothers Luverne, and Milo Arvidson, sisters Ilene Thomlinson and Harriet Anders, daughter Lisa Arvidson, and great grandchildren Isaac Rounds and Rosalie Heuer. Harvey was a very colorful man. He flew small airplanes, was an auctioneer, a great dancer, and a salesman who knew nearly every farmer's name in northern Minnesota. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Harvey honorably served on the aircraft carrier, the USS Leyte while enlisted in the U.S. Navy from 1951- 55 during the Korean War. He lived near Bertha, MN most of his life where he worked as a salesman supporting the farming community, and raised horses. He was a lifelong cowboy with a quest to reach Quarter Horse racing greatness. He LOVED playing cribbage, and thoroughly enjoyed following the Minnesota Twins and Gophers. In their retirement years, he and Pat went on many cross-country "adventures" in their RV, and spent as much time as they could at the family lake place near Brainerd. A celebration of Harvey's life will be held at Union Congregational United Church of Christ, 3700 Alabama Avenue S, St. Louis Park, MN on Saturday, March 14 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. (parking is available in the lot northwest of the church, and in the business lots across the street).