Arnold Selg, of Ogilvie, died on Friday, June 20, 2008 at Country Meadows Asst. Living in Milaca.
FUNERAL SERVICES will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, June 27th at St. Paul Lutheran in Ogilvie. VISITATION will be from 5:00-8:00 P.M. on Thursday at the funeral home.
Arnold Joseph Selg, loving husband, special father, beloved grandfather and great-grandfather, devoted brother, uncle, cousin and treasured friend was “promoted to glory” quietly in his sleep on June 20, 2008. He was born in Minneapolis, MN on June 28, 1931. At about age 10, his family returned to Ogilvie, MN where he continued his education graduating in 1949. Following high school, he joined the Air Force serving in the Korean Conflict. While in the service, he married the lovely Joyce Malmstrom of KS eventually relocating to St. Paul, MN. During the late 1950s, he began a long career with the Great Northern Railway retiring after 37 years from Burlington Northern in 1993. Later in life, he married his cherished wife, Velma, who he affectionately referred to as “Charlie”. They traveled extensively and enjoyed many adventures in the great outdoors. He was loved by his wife, family, and friends. A member of the “Greatest Generation”, who experienced the Depression and a World War, he was positive and had a playful heart. Family and friends were attracted to his gift of storytelling and “handyman expertise”. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. His passions included bible study, traveling, hunting, fishing, boating, and snowmobiling, cooking and being a consummate handyman. He is survived by his dear wife Velma (Besser) Selg, three children, Greg Selg of Columbus, MN, Susan Lammers of Sammamish, WA, and Beth Wagner of Kernersville, NC, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, eight brothers and sisters, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless friends.
Memorials may be given in his memory to St. Paul Lutheran Church, American Diabetes Association, or the American Heart Association.
Visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, June 26th at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on June 27th at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ogilvie. Rev. Paul Anderson will officiate. Organist is Karen Kirschner. Pallbearers include Greg Selg, Hunter Selg, Martin Lammers, Martin William Lammers, George Selg and Don Selg. Military honors will be provided by the Ogilvie American Legion Post 640. Interment will be at Graceland Cemetery in Ogilvie.