Arthur L. Mortensen, 82

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Thief River Falls – Arthur Mortensen, 82 of Thief River Falls passed away peacefully on Friday, June 2, 2017 at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND.
    Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Holt,  with Reverend Cathie Rhodes officiating. Burial will be held at the Holt Cemetery, Holt.
    Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 5-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. prayer service at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls and also one hour prior to the service on Friday.
    Arthur Louis Mortensen was born on February 3, 1935 at Argyle, son of Carl and Elizabeth (Betts) Mortensen. He was raised in the Argyle area and moved to the Holt area where he attended rural school. He was baptized February of 1935 and confirmed May 1, 1955.
    Arthur worked in St. Paul for the Pearson Candy Company for several years. He moved back to the Holt area where he worked for several area farmers.
    Following his retirement, Arthur moved into the Skylite apartments in Thief River Falls and lived the last three months at Valley Home.
    Arthur enjoyed watching sports, especially baseball and wrestling. He liked bowling and curling. He enjoyed listening to country music especially Terri Clark. He loved to visit family and friends.
    Arthur was survived by his siblings Orville (Jane) Mortensen of Montrose, and Karen (Kenny) Peterson of New Brighton; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
    He is preceded in death by his parents, siblings Andy Mortensen, Myrtle Holmstrom, Johnny Mortensen, Melvin Mortensen, Blanche Waterworth, Jerry Mortensen, Dale Mortensen, Allen Mortensen several nieces, nephews and extended family.
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