The Free Press, Mankato, MN


October 12, 2013

Arvid W. Fenger

—    Arvid W. Fenger, age 95, of North Mankato died October 11, 2013 at home. Memorial services will be 11 am Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at St Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Mankato. Visitation will be one hour before services. Inurnment with military honors will be at Woodland Hills Memorial Park at 1:30 pm.

   Arvid, a lifelong native of North Mankato, was born on June 11, 1918 to Emma and William Fenger. He graduated from Mankato High School.  Arvid served in the US Army with the 215th Coast Artillery at Kodiak, Alaska, and with the 3228th Ordnance Company at Fort Bliss, Texas.

 He was honorably discharged from military service in 1945. He married Donna Herrley of North Mankato June 4, 1944. They were happily married for 66 years.

   He served as Chief of Blue Earth County Rationing Office of Price Administration from 1945 to 1947. Then he began employment with Minnesota Public Service Commission, Weights and Measures Division. For 35 years he traveled the southern part of Minnesota checking gas pumps and other scales for accuracy. He served as Chairman of the National Conference on Weights and Measures held annually at Washington, D.C.

  He was a lifelong member of St Paul's Lutheran Church, North Mankato and was a member of the American Legion and Disabled American Veterans.

  Arvid is preceded in death by his beloved wife Donna, and brother Gerald.

   He is survived by his sister, Marilyn Rogers, age 97, daughter Judith Evans (Michael), sons Thomas (Martha) and Gary (Janet), 6 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.

   Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church.

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