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Arvid Vernon Holt

Arvid Vernon Holt, age 77, of Howard Lake, died Monday, April 14, 2008, at his home.

Memorial service will be Wednesday, April 23, at 1:30 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Howard Lake, with a time of gathering at the church from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Joel Swedberg will officiate. Prior to the service, there will be private family interment at Ft. Snelling.

Memorials are preferred to the Ronald McDonald House.

Arrangements are by the Swanson Peterson Funeral Home, Howard Lake and Cokato.

Arvid was born March 1, 1931, at Fosston, Minn., to Birdeen and Maybelle (Shefveland) Holt. He was baptized May 31, 1931, at Kingo Lutheran Church in Fosston.

Arvid attended and graduated from Fosston public school.

Following graduation, he went on to attend Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis studying radio and electronics. In September of 1950, he started working in the radio repair business.

In February of 1951, Arvid joined the United States Army, serving his country during the Korean Conflict. Following basic training and 40 weeks of radio repair training, Arvid was stationed in Okinawa until his discharge in 1954.

After returning from the service, Arvid worked at Mobile Radio Engineering as a radio technician, Motorola Communications & Electronics, Inc. as a field technical representative, and in 1978, Arvid and Eileen formed Communication Auditors. For the first year, Arvid was a communication consultant. They then started the maintenance and repair of radio systems in Carver, Scott, and Wright counties. Arvid retired in 1997.

Arvid is survived by his wife of 31 years, Eileen; children, Dean (Sandy) Holt, Susan (Jeff) Christensen, Jill Holt, and their mother, Joyce Krause; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; mother-in-law Betty Brandt; many cousins and their families; as well as all the people he met in his work and camera club activities.