Orville E. Rickard, 88, Arlington
Orville Edward Rickard, age 88, of Arlington, and formerly of Parkers Prairie, died at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis on Tuesday, Aug. 5.
Funeral services were held at Peace Lutheran Church in Arlington at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9. Pastor Kurt Lehmkuhl officiated.
Pallbearers were Jason and Janelle Bade, Andrea and Chad Getschmann, and Kristin and Bill Rosenfeld.
Honorary pallbearers were the great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday, Aug. 9.
Military honors followed the service at the church.
Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery in Clarissa.
Orville Edward Rickard was born to Sam and Mabel (Swanson) Rickard in Cooperstown, N. D., on Oct. 4, 1925. He attended school near Hope, N.D., Richville, Perham, and graduated from high school at Staples.
Orville entered the army in 1944 and served in Okinawa. He returned home to farm with his parents. He married Maxine Hagelstrom at the Rickard family farm by Rev. Wallace Asper of Our Saviors Lutheran Church of Clarissa on Sept. 28, 1949. To this union three children were born: Roseann, Marilyn (deceased) and Charlene.
Orville worked at farming, the Clotho Creamery, and 38 years in artificial insemination of cattle. During those 38 years, he was a technician, field man and instructor in every state except Alaska.
Orville loved traveling, reading, ball games, visiting, joking, having a good time and being with family. He enjoyed winters at his home in Apache Junction, Ariz., for several years.
Orville was active in FFA, 4H, and Rural Youth Programs, the Miltona and Arlington VFW, Parkers Prairie American Legion, the San Jacinto, Miltona and Parkers Prairie Lion’s Club. In 2002, Orville was honored with the Lion’s Melvin Jones Fellow Award. He also served on committees and held various offices on church council.
Orville lived in several states, N.D., Minn., Calif., N.H., Wis., and Ariz.; and traveled to Norway in 2005.
Orville is survived by his wife, Maxine; daughters, Roseann (Richard) Nagel of Arlington, and Charlene Rickard of Plainview; three grandchildren Kristin (Bill) Rosenfeld, Andrea (Chad) Getschmann, and Jason (Janelle) Bade, eight great-grandchildren, Jordan and Caleb, Katlyn and Kyler, Chase and Miana, and step-grandchildren, Emily and Jack; and other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam & Mabel Rickard; father and mother-in-law, Henry & Florence Hagelstrom; daughter, Marilyn; grandson, Greg Nagel; brothers-in-law Harlan Hagelstrom and Walter Ehnes.
Shirley Roinestad, 90, Gaylord
Shirley Roinestad, age 90, of Gaylord, passed away at the Golden Hearts Assisted Living in Arlington on Sunday, Aug. 24.
Memorial service will be held at the Egesdal Funeral Home in Gaylord at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29. Paul Dousi will officiate.
A gathering of family and friends will be held one hour prior to the service at the Egesdal Funeral Home.
Shirley Elaine (Goldsmith) Roinestad was born in Minneapolis on Dec. 12, 1923. She was the daughter of Harold and Estelle (Klos) Goldsmith. She was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth. She received her education in St. Paul and was a graduate of Harding High School in St. Paul. Shirley furthered her education at Business College in St. Paul.
On Aug. 24, 1946, Shirley was united in marriage to Salmar Roinestad. This marriage was blessed with three daughters. Shirley was a loving mother and homemaker. Shirley and Salmar shared 59 years of marriage before Salmar passed away on July 18, 2006.
Shirley enjoyed collecting stamps and matchbooks. She loved animals, was a member of the altar guild and started Twins Club for people who had twins. Shirley loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Shirley is survived by her children, Marsha L. (Thurman) West of Forreston, Texas, Sandra L. Roinestad of Arlington, and Carla J. Roinestad of Arlington; three granddaughters, Michelle A. (Kevin) Willeford, Heather C. (Ismael) Cortes and Crystal F. (Tim) Stolp; seven great-grandchildren, Andrei D. Cortes, Lauren L. Willeford, Noah J. Willeford, Arieh L. Cortes, Dariel Cortes, Rilee Stolp and Kade Stolp; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Estelle Goldsmith; and husband, Salmar Roinestad.
Arrangements by Egesdal Funeral Home in Gaylord. Online obituaries and guest book available at www.hantge.com. Please click on obituaries and guest book.