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Orvin Grundyson

October 11, 1929 — November 5, 2017

Orvin Grundyson, age 88, of Rural McIntosh, MN, passed away on Sunday, November 5th, at Essentia First Care Living Center in Fosston, MN. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 11th, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in McIntosh with the Rev. Gordon Syverson officiating. Interment will be in Sand Hill Lutheran Cemetery, rural Fosston. Family will greet friends for one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. Military honors will be provided by the National Guard Honors Team and arrangements are with the Carlin Funeral Home, serving McIntosh. Messages of condolence may be sent at www.carlinfuneral.com.Orvin Truman Grundyson was born on October 11, 1929 in Sletten Township, Minnesota to parents Olaf O. and Amalia Ekre Grundyson. He was baptized and confirmed at Sand Hill Lutheran Church and attended school through the eighth grade at the Lone Tree country school. He then went to McIntosh High School where he graduated in 1947. After high school, he attended Bemidji Business College. Orvin worked on his uncle, Ingmar Grundyson's, farm and then went to Montana and worked for Bert Haagenson on his farm. In 1950, he worked for a farmer near Hallock, Minnesota. He entered the United States Air Force in April of 1951 and was stationed throughout the States during the Korean War. He received his honorable discharge in 1954 and returned home to farm at the home farm in Sletten Township. Orvin was united in marriage to Adeline Flatland of Trail, Minnesota on October 14, 1961 at Sand Valley Lutheran Church in Trail. After their marriage, they lived on the home farm. He milked cows for several years and raised other livestock. Orvin and Adeline also both worked at the potato plant in Fosston in the 1960's. Adeline passed away in 1995. He continued to live at home until just recently when he moved to Essentia First Care Living Center in Fosston. He was a member of Sand Hill Lutheran before its closing and was currently a member of Our Savior's Lutheran in McIntosh. He was also a member of the Tangen-Walstrom American Legion Post #114 of Fosston. He enjoyed going to the casino, visiting with friends, and, in his younger years, he like to fish. Survivors include his brother, Melford Grundyson of McIntosh; nieces, Melanie (Mark) Olinger of St. Cloud, MN, and Catie (John) Morley of Florida; nephews, Perry Grundyson (special friend, Renee) of McIntosh and David (Renee) Hudrlik of California; and one grand niece and several grand nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Adeline; his parents; sister, Harriet Hudrlik; sister-in-law, Delores Grundyson; and niece, Elizabeth Tendick. Honorary Pallbearers: All of Orvin's family and friendsActive Pallbearers: Gene Haugom, Gary Sonstelie, Perry Grundyson, Mark Olinger and Mike Grandbois.
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