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Arlyn Robert Brevig

Mon, Mar 5th, 2012
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Arlyn Robert Brevig, 70 of Rushford, died peacefully Wednesday, February 29, 2012, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse surrounded by his loving family.

Arlyn was born July 7, 1941, in Rushford to Melvin and Myrtle (Moger) Brevig. He graduated from Houston High School in 1959 and on July 22, 1961, he married Margie Haugen at Rushford Lutheran Church. Arlyn and Margie made their home in the Houston and Oak Ridge area until moving to Rushford in the late 1960s. He worked for Sass Implement and Dahl’s Auto Works. He was a former member of the Two Cylinder Club and a lifelong member of Rushford Lutheran Church. Arlyn collected full scale and small scale John Deere tractors. He also loved to farm, garden and woodwork; but he especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

Arlyn is survived by his wife of 50 years, Margie; three children, Wayne (Tina) of Rushford, Dean (Donna) of Winona and Sheri (Dan) Wilkemeyer of Rushford; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson; three brothers, Melford (Marjorie) of Mondovi, WI., Earl (Rosemary) of La Crescent, and Ronald (Bonnie) of Rushford; one sister, Doris (Gerald) Olson of Houston; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brother, Caroll and a niece, Christine Rodgers.

Arlyn was a kind and gentle man who went out of his way to help others and will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Funeral Service was Monday, March 5 at Rushford Lutheran Church with the Reverend Roger Michaelson officiating. Burial followed in Rushford Lutheran Cemetery.

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