Arvid Thompson, age 83

Arvid Thompson, age 83 of East Grand Forks, MN passed away on Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND.

Arvid Thompson was born on May 6, 1932 in Karlstad, MN the son of Thomas and Dorothy (Jopp) Thompson.  Arvid grew up and attended school in the Karlstad area.  He was drafted into the United States Army during the Korean War.  During his Army career he was a mechanic both stateside and also in Germany.  Following his discharge from the army he was united in marriage to Loryce Paske on December 28, 1960 in Gentily, MN.  The family made their home in East Grand Forks.  He continued working as a mechanic for Wilcox and Malm from 1959 to 1994.  From 1990 to 2004 Arvid and Loryce did janitorial work for Valler Insurance in Grand Forks, ND, which was truly his favorite job.  Arvid was a lifetime member of the VFW and American Legion.  They loved to grow tomatoes and raspberries and also supplying the neighbors with cookies and lefsa.   Most of all he loved his wife, son, grandchildren and all his extended family.

         Loving family members of Arvid include his beloved wife of 55 years, Loryce Thompson of East Grand Forks, MN; son, Bruce (Beth) Thompson and grandchildren, Morgan, Jack and Sophia all of Fargo, ND.

Arvid is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Arnold and Vernon Thompson; sister, Luella Dravland.

Blessed be the memory of Arvid Thompson

Funeral Service:  10:00 AM, Saturday, January 2, 2016 in Dahl Funeral Home, 2029 Central Ave. NW, East Grand Forks, MN

Visitation: One Hour Prior Funeral Service on Saturday, January 2, 2016

Interment:  Resurrection Cemetery ~ East Grand Forks, MN

Online Guestbook:  www.dandahlfuneralhome.com

Arrangements By:  Dahl Funeral Home ~ East Grand Forks, Minnesota

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