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  • Name: Arvid Lee Black
  • Location of Birth: Bristol, South Dakota
  • Date of Birth: August 17, 1917
  • Date of Death: January 10, 1999 (81 years old)
  • Parents: Alvin and Mabel Black
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  • Highest Rank: PVT (Private)
  • Branch: Army
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    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Arvid grew up in the Sugar Lake area of Cohasset, Minnesota and lived most of his life in the Grand Rapids, Minnesota area.

    He was married to Blanche Gagner on June 26, 1939. Arvid started working as a carpenter with Rupert Construction in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, then built homes in partnership with Ed Johnson for many years and finally worked on his own, completing many homes in the Grand Rapids, Minnesota area.

    He served as president of the Sunset Saddle Club and served with the Itasca County Sheriff's Posse. He was a longtime member of the American Legion in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    Arvid was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Mabel Black. He is survived by his wife, Blanche; two daughters, Janet Mattson and Janice Hince; two sons, Dick and Milton; a sister, Marilyn Huber; three brothers, Lester, Arleigh, Larry; twelve grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren.

    Buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot C-C-27-2-0)

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