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Arnold "Arny" Oland

Arnold "Arny" Oland

Arnold "Arny" Oland, 90 of Lidgerwood, ND passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Four Seasons Nursing Home, Forman, ND. Funeral services will be Monday, August 18, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Bergen Lutheran Church, Lidgerwood, ND with Pastor Ivy Schulz officiating. Burial will be at Our Lady of Rosary, Havana, ND. Visitation will be Sunday, August 17, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 5:00 p.m. all at Bergen Lutheran Church. Pallbearers are: Bill Smith, Raymond Oland, Ricky Smith, Klay Oland, Garrett Oland & Matt Oland. Honorary pallbearers are: All his grandchildren & great grandchildren. Organist will be Curt Brownlee.

Arnold Raymond Oland was born November 9, 1923 in Hillhead, SD, the son of Alto and Cora (Osmundson) Oland. He was raised on a farm in Marshall County, SD and then moved with his family to a farm near Kidder, SD. He graduated from Kidder High School.

On August 18, 1949 he was united in marriage to Irene Parrow at Cayuga, ND, they farmed near Kidder before moving to Lidgerwood in 1959 to start his own truck line. Arny purchased Smith Trucking. Oland Truck Line was associated with Collins Truck Line of Minneapolis, MN as an agent for many years. In 1981 Irene passed away and Arny continued to live in Lidgerwood. Donna Stai has been Arnys companion for the last 25 years.

Arny liked camping, antique tractors and a special annual event WMST (Western Minnesota Steam Threshers). He enjoyed family gatherings, bird watching, coffee, reminiscing, political discussions, parades, antique plowing bees and UFFDA Days in Rutland. He was a member of Bergen Lutheran Church, Lidgerwood.

Arny is survived by his companion Donna Stai, Lidgerwood, ND; sons: Kevin Oland, Geneseo, ND, Kent (Judy) Oland, Sheldon, ND, Bruce land, Lidgerwood, ND, Gregg Oland, Santa Fe, NM & Curt Oland, Gig Harbor, WA; daughters: Leah Oland, Sandy, UT, Beth (Jim) Orth, Lidgerwood, ND, Rita (John) Manikowski, Geneseo, ND, Mary Lou Oland- Wong (Steve), Salt Lake City, UT & Jill Oland, Fargo, ND; a brother: Oscar (Marlene) Oland, Glendale, AZ; a sister: Corrine Zorn, Murfreesboro, TN; 24 grandchildren & 17 great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents: Alto & Cora Oland, wife: Irene; infant son: Paul, infant daughter: Monica; brothers: Berdeen & Harlen; granddaughter: Samantha & daughter-in-law: Rene. Online guestbook:

Frank Family Funeral Home, Lidgerwood, ND is in charge of the arrangements.