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Arnold "Arne" Bruce Christianson

February 25, 1942 ~ July 30, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old


Arnold “Arne” Bruce Christianson died Sunday, July 30th at his home in Bemidji, Minnesota.

Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 4, 2023 at Aardahl Lutheran Church, Bemidji. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.

He was born February 25, 1942, in Hibbing to Peder and Dorothy (Stecker) Christianson and lived in Kelly Lake before moving to Bemidji. Growing up and throughout his life he loved to hunt, fish, golf and play cards (especially cribbage). He graduated from Bemidji High School in 1960 and married Carol Hinrichs in 1961. They had 2 children, Tonneli and Bruce, and later divorced. He held various logging and trucking jobs before owning and operating his own business, Steamboat Sawmill from 1973 until 1999. He was on the Planning Commission and Variance Committee for Hubbard County and Governor for Cooperative Development. He was Secretary for Rural Electric Association (REA) for several years and on the Board of Directors for Square Butte power company.

Arne is survived by his long-time partner Barb Evans and his two children Tonneli Christianson and Bruce (Lori) Christianson. 3 Grandchildren: Brandon (Carrie) Christianson, Justin Christianson (Kara Ortmeier) and Meagan (Aaron) Hulsebus; 5 Great-grandchildren: Emryn, Declan, Afton, James and Simon; Siblings: David (Becky) Christianson, Marcene (Nick) Molitor, Joy Christianson (Ed Rucinski), Regina Lalim and sister-in-law Sharon Christianson; He was preceded in death by his parents Peder and Dorothy, his brother Harold and 2 infant siblings Bonnie and Nancy, his brother-in-law David Lalim and his son-in-law Garry Fleck.

Special thanks to Bemidji Sanford Homecare and Hospice team.

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August 4, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Aardahl Lutheran Church
2920 Van Buren Ave SE
Bemidji, MN 56601

Memorial Service
August 4, 2023

11:00 AM
Aardahl Lutheran Church
2920 Van Buren Ave SE
Bemidji, MN 56601


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