June 11, 2021
- 2:00 PM
June 11, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Arne Oien Jr., 66, passed away Saturday, April 3, 2021 in his home in Moorhead, MN.
Arne “Punkie” Leon Oien Jr. was born September 17, 1954 to Arne Sr. and Violet (Kline) Oien in Moorhead, MN. He graduated from Moorhead High School in 1973. He enrolled in the Moorhead Technical College and Institute and graduated with a degree in carpentry.
Arne entered the US Army March 1975. He served a total of nine years with three of those years being in Germany. He was very proud of his military service with his final rank as an SGT E-5. He held positions as a Bridge Crewman, Powered Bridge Specialist and Combat Engineer.
Arne met the love of his life, his queen, Bonnie Manthey in 1981, and they were married November 26, 1982 in Halstad, MN.
Arne was a very kind and generous person, always putting others first. He was very hardworking and dependable. He worked for Agway/Cenex Harvest States for 33 years as machine operator and supervisor. He had a passion for helping his neighbors, friends and many others with projects. Arne greatly enjoyed all animals and spending time on his hobby farm. Arne loved classic cars, listening to music, roller skating and tinkering with his tools. He had one of the greenest thumbs around as he was always in his gardens or planting trees.
Arne loved his children and his grandchildren very much. At Christmas he always loved dressing up as Santa and giving gifts to everyone or ringing the bell for the Salvation Army.
Arne is survived by his wife of 38 years, Bonnie, children Jayr (Jessica) Oien, Shawnray (Alisha) Oien, Benjamin Oien, Angela Oien, Jadie (Justin) Winters, Darcy (Tyler) Larson, sister Sandra Huss, 21 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends.
Arne was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Patricia Weiss, Sharon Wickoren, a brother Steven Oien, and grandson Cage Larson.
Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m., followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m., Friday, June 11, at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo, N.D. Burial with military honors will take place after the memorial service at Riverside Cemetery in Moorhead, MN.
The service will be live streamed on the Boulger Funeral Home’s website at 2p.m. on Friday.