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Published March 17, 2013, 12:00 AM

Arnold Walter Larson

Arnold Walter Larson, 95, of Fargo, ND died Thursday, March 14th at Sanford Health South Campus.

Arnold was born at Saint Luke's Hospital on March 10th, 1918. The happiest day of his mother's life, he would say. Arnold grew up on the family farm just north of Fargo. He attended Fargo public schools and graduated from Central High School. He attended NDSU until the start of the Second World War. After Pearl Harbor, he volunteered and served in the Army Air Corps as a B-17 Squadron Armament Officer. He suffered injuries during his service and was medically retired in 1945.

Arnold Walter Larson

Arnold Walter Larson, 95, of Fargo, ND died Thursday, March 14th at Sanford Health South Campus.

Arnold was born at Saint Luke's Hospital on March 10th, 1918. The happiest day of his mother's life, he would say. Arnold grew up on the family farm just north of Fargo. He attended Fargo public schools and graduated from Central High School. He attended NDSU until the start of the Second World War. After Pearl Harbor, he volunteered and served in the Army Air Corps as a B-17 Squadron Armament Officer. He suffered injuries during his service and was medically retired in 1945.

After the war Arnold returned to Fargo where he pursued several business ventures until taking over the family farm. He married Charmeon Cecilia Adams on April 29th, 1950 and together they had 4 wonderful children. Arnold farmed late into life, not giving it up until the late 1990s.

He continued to be involved in the development of his land into the Riverwood Subdivisions and was an active member of the community. He was proud of his military service and was a member of the American Legion, 40 & 8, and the Elks. He was a man of God and a committed member of Hope Lutheran Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife Charmeon and his sister Alice. He is survived by his four children, Jim, Rebecca, John, Joe, 6 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.

Funeral: Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 10:00 AM at Hope Lutheran Church - North Campus, Fargo, ND.

Visitation: Monday, March 18, 2013 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home, Fargo, ND, followed by a Prayer Service at 7:00 PM.

Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Fargo, ND.

Please feel free to sign the online guestbook at www.hansonrunsvold.com

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