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Arden T. Fossum

Mon, Mar 5th, 2012
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Arden T. Fossum, age 80, of Mabel, Minnesota died Sunday, February 26, 2012, at the Gundersen-Lutheran Medical Center in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

Arden was born June 6, 1930, in Spring Grove, Minnesota to Thor and Irene (Bryant) Fossum. He was baptized in Spring Grove and confirmed June 22, 1947, at the Greenfield Lutheran Church in Harmony. He attended school in Spring Grove. In 1949, he enlisted in the United States Army, served in the Korea and Vietnam Wars, attained the rank of Staff Sergeant, and retired in 1969 after 20 years. After returning home from the Army he bought a small acreage near Mabel where he retired and was known as “Little Thor on 44.” He enjoyed gardening and pulltabs.

Arden is survived by two sisters, Janice Soland of Pine Island and Doris (Darrell) McCabe of Lanesboro; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Thor and Irene; six brothers, Donald, Ardell, Robert, Curtis, Glenn, and Richard; and a sister Dorothy.

Funeral services were Saturday, March 3, 2012, at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel. Burial with military honors was in the Greenfield Cemetery in Harmony.

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