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June 6, 1930 - February 26, 2012

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 passed away Sunday, February 26, 2012 at the Gundersen-Lutheran Medical Center in LaCrosse, Wisconsin at the age of 80.

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 will be 1 PM Saturday, March 3, 2012 at the Mengis Funeral
Home in Mabel. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the Funeral Home..  Burial with military honors will be in the Greenfield Cemetery in Harmony. 

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