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1 of 30 | Posted by: DYANE & JOHN TROWBRIDGE - FL

“Debbie and family, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Arnie. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. May God bless and keep you. ”
2 of 30 | Posted by: Mark and Lois Wagner - Fargo, ND

“To the Kolden Family, I was very saddened to hear of Arnie's passing. As a classmate and seeing him day to day in Morris - it was always good to...Read More »
3 of 30 | Posted by: Mary Hill - Chokio

“My thoughts and prayers are with you! ”
4 of 30 | Posted by: Randy Rinkenberger - Tripoli, IA

“Debbie - my deepest sympathies to you and your family. God Bless! Mary Jo Brown ”
5 of 30 | Posted by: Mary Jo Brown - Hancock, MN

“Deb and Family, So very sorry to hear about Arnie. We haven't seen you guys for a couple of years, but are very saddened by your loss. Arnie always...Read More »
6 of 30 | Posted by: Gary and Kay Taffe - CO

“To Mikey and Holly and Family: I'm so sorry for your loss. You guys have always been so friendly to me and your smiles are so big and genuine they...Read More »
7 of 30 | Posted by: Jennie Lesmeister - St. Paul, MN

“Debbie and family - Sorry to hear about your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
8 of 30 | Posted by: Amanda Athey - Clinton, MN

“Sending my deepest sympathy, and prayers for the strength to hold on, to a family who has suffered a devastating tragedy. My heart breaks for your...Read More »
9 of 30 | Posted by: Shelly Banken - Sleepy Eye, MN

“To the Kolden Family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Arnie. We all have fond memories of Arnie, and his smile & humor will be cherished...Read More »
10 of 30 | Posted by: Jim & Mary Ann Berg - St. Cloud, MN

“Dear Deb & Family ~ Our deepest sympathy to you all for your tremendous loss. May God grant you the peace that passes all understanding. The love you...Read More »
11 of 30 | Posted by: Scott & Donna Eul - Chokio, MN

“We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time and the days going forward. Hold tight to the memories...Read More »
12 of 30 | Posted by: Ron & Juanita Staples - Morris

“Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. Hang on to your wonderful memories of Arnie as noone can ever...Read More »
13 of 30 | Posted by: Dee & Pat Daly - Morris, MN

“Debbie and family, Betty Kolden, Our sympathy is with you all, thoughts and prayers for you. We will miss Arnie dearly. ”
14 of 30 | Posted by: Lisa Kolden - Milbank, SD

“Debbie and family, I'm so shocked and sorry to hear about Arnie. I know there is an emptiness that seems unable to ever be filled. Memories will help...Read More »
15 of 30 | Posted by: Lisa Cain - Morris, MN

“Deb, Michael and the Kolden family, What a shock to hear of Arnie's death. Hold tight to the memories you all have of him and let that warmth and...Read More »
16 of 30 | Posted by: Francie Turner - Morris, MN

“I was saddened to hear the news of Arnies passing. He was a good man, a friend and will be remebemered fondly ”
17 of 30 | Posted by: Kerry Gross - kerkhoven, MN

“Deb and family; We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers during this difficult time. Take care, Randy and Cindy Pashen Brock,...Read More »
18 of 30 | Posted by: Cindy Pashen - Morris, MN

“Dear Kolden Family: I am so sorry for you loss. My deepest sympathy. I will never forget the big hugs I always got from him. Arnie will always...Read More »
19 of 30 | Posted by: Rebecca Coverdale - Alberta, MN

“Dear Debby and Family, We have you in our thoughts and prayers. Arnie will be missed by all. May God help you in your time of need. Kevin &...Read More »
20 of 30 | Posted by: Kevin & Debbie Loen - Benson, MN

“To the Kolden Family, Just to let you know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Cindy and Rollie ”
21 of 30 | Posted by: Cindy - Morris, MN

“Dear Deb & family, I'm sorry to hear about you're loss, and my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I want you to know I'm here for you & if...Read More »
22 of 30 | Posted by: Penny Stanton - Morris, MN

“Our deepest sympathies Debby to you and your family. Peg and Jim Wellendorf ”
23 of 30 | Posted by: Peg Wellendorf

“Debbie, Beth, Betty and families: We are so sorry to hear of your loss--may God grant you peace and comfort to endure this hard time. Lynn and...Read More »
24 of 30 | Posted by: Sheila Schulz

25 of 30 | Posted by: BILL&DIANN STORCK

“Our sympathy to all of you during this time of deep sadness. It may be very tough now, but please know that God will comfort you and time will heal...Read More »
26 of 30 | Posted by: Irene Maloney - Morris, MN

“So sorry to hear of your loss. May the memories that you have of him help you through this rough time. God be with you. ”
27 of 30 | Posted by: Tim & Tammie Grossman - MN

“Deb and Family, We're so sorry to hear of Arnie's passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Jim and Patti Nordquist ”
28 of 30 | Posted by: Jim and Patti Nordquist - MN

“Our sympathy and prayers to Arnie's family, we love you all and will miss Arnie very much. We are all thinking of you. ”
29 of 30 | Posted by: Lisa Kolden - Milbank, SD

“My thoughts and Prayers are with you in the time of sorrow. What a great man he was. I will always remember him and his great hugs he used to give....Read More »
30 of 30 | Posted by: Rebecca Coverdale - alberta, MN

Funeral services for Arnie Kolden Jr of Alberta, Minnesota will be held Friday, January 7, 2011 at 11:00 AM at First Lutheran Church in Morris, MN. Reverend Ali Boomershine will be officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday from 4 to 8 PM at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris and for one hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Arnold Allen Kolden, son of Arnold Sr. and Betty (Beebe) Kolden, was born July 25, 1954 in Morris, Minnesota, where he was baptized October, 1954 by Rev. L. Larson and confirmed September, 1970 by Rev. Grindland at First Lutheran Church in Morris. Arnie began his schooling at Alberta Grade School and then attended Chokio-Alberta High School, where he graduated on May 20, 1972. He continued his schooling at Canby Technical College for Auto Mechanics. On April 15, 1978, he was united in marriage to Debra Wagner at First Lutheran Church in Morris. Following their marriage, the couple lived on Frog Lake near Alberta, Minnesota. Arnie worked a variety of jobs over the years which included: Farming with his family and neighbors in Alberta, Morris Co-op, Gloege's Chevrolet in Glenwood, Bengston Repair in Chokio, Dripps Motors in Morris, Gem City Chevrolet in Sidney, MT, Elbow Lake Motors, Berger Chevrolet, Arvid Beyer Ford, Wilkins, Mills Ford in Willmar, Bernies Auto Parts and most recently has been working at NAPA Auto Parts in Morris. Arnie was a member of First Lutheran Church in Morris and the Sons of American Legion. While going to school he belonged to the FFA Club. Arnie enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, playing chess, sharing a good joke and "walkabouts" with his dog. He was a fan of the Minnesota Vikings and the Wild Hockey Team. Arnie loved spending time with family and friends, especially his grandkids. Arnie died on Friday, December 31, 2010 at his home near Alberta, MN. Arnie reached the age of 56 years old. He is survived by his wife: Debbie Kolden of Alberta; five children: Jeni (Kirby) Johnson of Alberta, Jeremy (Stacey) Kolden of Morris, Angie (Troy) Gocha of Benson, Beth (Mike) Buss of Morris, Mike (Holly) Kolden of Chokio; special nephew: Matt Edwards of Bismark, ND; 11 grandchildren: Cody, Max and Quin Johnson, Thea and Jacob Kolden, Julia, Austin and Dahlila Gocha, Zack Buss and Lily and Mikey Kolden; his mother: Betty Kolden of Morris; three brothers: Jerry (Deb) Kolden of Pennock, David (Lisa) Kolden of Milbank, SD and Kirk (Lisa) Kolden of Carlos; his mother-in-law: Marvel Wagner of Morris and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father: Arnold Kolden Sr, father-in-law: Joe Wagner; his grandparents and two cousins: Phyllis Peterson and Dale Beebe. Pallbearers for the service are: Mark Johnson, Scott Boettcher, Alan Maloney, Wayne Maloney, Steve Giese and John Moeller. Deb Mahoney will serve as organist for the service with Father Michael Peterson serving as soloist. Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in charge of the arrangements.

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