ARVID M. NEUSCHWANDER

Arvid Neuschwander, of Ogilvie, formerly of Minneapolis, died on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.  He was 54 years old.

MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 1:30pm on Friday, April, 20, 2012 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home of Mora.

MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service.

Arvid M. Neuschwander, of rural Ogilvie, passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at the Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.  He was 54 years old.
Arvid Michael Neuschwander, born November 24, 1957 and grew up in Mounds View, lovingly known as “Mickey”, He graduated from Irondale High school. While in high school, Arvid worked at McDonald’s and during his senior year, he began working at FMC Corporation which lasted for the next 17 years, in which he held a variety of positions; beginning as a janitor but spending the vast majority of those years in the shipping and receiving department.  Arvid had married his high school sweetheart and together the couple moved to Coon Rapids and raised 3 children, until early 1992, when he divorced… and was then, permanently laid off in 1993 from FMC with several thousand others.
In November 1992, he met his true love and soul mate (with another daughter and son) and worked a variety of jobs such as a supervisor at Merit Enterprises until Lightstone Enterprises stole him away to be their Plant Manager. He finally convinced his “love” to get married and they did on August 1, 2009.  She remained by his side until they said their final goodbyes.
Arvid loved to hunt and fish just as he enjoyed teaching “his boys” these hobbies and was looking forward to hunting someday with Logan & Riley. He had a fascination with finding and polishing rocks he picked up while taking walks and then turning them into jewelry.  He loved growing vegetables in his garden.  He would always take time to sit and visit over a few drinks when people would stop by; and was a fantastic cook (just ask anyone who ever ate his BBQ ribs…)! He also found it hard to say “no” to a great box of pull-tabs …
Arvid was preceded in death by his mother, Darlene; father, Max; nephew, Aaron Neuschwander; maternal grandfather Arvid M. Larson; father-in-law, Lyle Cramer; mother-in-law, Betty Spencer; brother-in-law, Michael Cramer.
He is survived by his wife, Christine “Tina” of Ogilvie and his special 4-legged companion Katie; children, Amanda (Todd) Lenz of Brooklyn Park, Christine of Coon Rapids, Jake of Coon Rapids; stepchildren, Lindsay Nelson of Maple Grove, Brandon Waller of Ogilvie; 6 grandchildren; brothers, Jeff (Cherri) of Waseca, Albert (Trudy) of Mora; sister, Jodi (Ray) Hedrick of Mounds View; also many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, other relatives and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:30pm on Friday, April 20, 2012 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home of Mora.  A memorial visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service.  Honorary Urn Bearers are Brandon Waller, Christopher Neuschwander, Josh Neuschwander, Dustin Neuschwander, Logan Nelson, and Riley Nelson.

9 guestbook entries for ARVID M. NEUSCHWANDER

  1. Sharon Marcotte April 14, 2012 at 5:19 pm #

    Rest in Peace. May your family live on and remember all the good and not have any regrets.
    Love cousin, Sharon

  2. Kari Bauer April 16, 2012 at 10:33 am #

    I am thinking about you and am very sorry for your loss.
    Kari Bauer

  3. Jessi Hass April 16, 2012 at 4:49 pm #

    Thank you for letting us into your family! Arvid (dad) you will be greatly missed! I am and always will be very thankful for the times we shared together all of us as a family, thank you! We will meet again my friend until then may the lord hold you in the palm of his hand :-) we love you grandpa Arvid!
    Love,
    Jessi,Kody, and Kendra

  4. Marianne Hodson April 16, 2012 at 4:57 pm #

    Celebrate the good times and the 20 years you had together. I know there will be tears and Arvid will be missed, but he would want you to remember him with love and happiness. Hugs from the Michigan cousins – Marianne and Barry

  5. becca lasser April 16, 2012 at 5:02 pm #

    Sorry for your loss.

  6. Kenny Link April 16, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

    Rest in peace Arvid. Thanks for all the good times and the great memories.

  7. Tammi Reilly April 16, 2012 at 6:29 pm #

    My thoughts and prayers are with you!, Tina! May God be there to help you through this difficult time!

  8. Harry Benesch April 20, 2012 at 3:22 am #

    As you would say ol’ buddy. ” It was fun while it lasted”. Thanks for the memories!

  9. kris cramer and family April 20, 2012 at 7:33 am #

    Very sorry to hear about Arvid. You two were lik two peas in a pod. He will be misssed. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

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