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Arnold "Arne" Schjeldrup

April 19, 1948 - November 04, 2019

Prayer Service - Friday

November 08, 2019
- 7:00 PM

Hope Lutheran Church - North Campus

Visitation - Friday

November 08, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Hope Lutheran Church - North Campus

Funeral Service - Saturday

November 09, 2019
- 1:00 PM

Hope Lutheran Church - North Campus

Visitation - Saturday

November 09, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Hope Lutheran Church - North Campus


Boulger Funeral Home

Arnold "Arne" Schjeldrup

April 19, 1948 - November 04, 2019


Arnold “Arne” Schjeldrup, 71, Felton, MN passed away Monday, November 4, 2019 at his home.

Arne was born April 19, 1948 in Thief River Falls, MN to Ben and Judy (Hagen) Schjeldrup. He graduated from Plummer High School in 1966 before attending NDSU, where while a member of Sigma Phi Delta, he graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering with an Aeronautic option in 1970.

He married Genora Lindblom on April 25, 1970 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Moorhead, MN. They moved to Peoria, IL where Arne worked for Caterpillar Tractor Company as Senior Research and Design Engineer. In 1978, they moved back to Felton, MN to farm Genora’s family farm.

He was an avid pilot and was a member of the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association). He was a volunteer pilot for Life Flight, Angel Flight, Air LifeLine. After retirement in 2008, Arne and Genora balanced their time between missionary work and world travel with an emphasis on Biblical Archaeology.

Arne was a philanthropist and true humanitarian. He was dedicated to family including some described as, “not blood, but so loved.”
Part of his extended family was Hope Lutheran Church in Fargo. Arne was a leader with “Mission Jamaica.” He was also an active part of Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity, and performed missionary work in Central African Republic.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Genora, Felton, MN; children, Cale (Annessa) Schjeldrup, Fargo, ND, Amy Leigh Schjeldrup, Minneapolis, MN; granddaughter, Cereanna Schjeldrup, Fargo, ND; sister, Mary (Terry) Bottem, Woodland, CA; nephew, Tony Bottem, Woodland, CA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Judy.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Mission Jamaica Legacy Endowment Fund and/or Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity.

Visitation will be 6:00 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 at Hope Lutheran Church North Campus in Fargo. Visitation will continue from noon to 1 p.m., followed by a celebration of life at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the church.


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28 responses to “Arnold “Arne” Schjeldrup”

  1. Joyce Larson says:

    So very sorry for your families loss, prayers and hugs,,,

  2. Brenda Birdsell says:

    So sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed.

  3. Trisha (Wright) Tank says:

    I am very sorry for your loss. I have some very fond memories of time spent at the farm and I’m thinking of you all at this difficult time.

  4. stephanie benson says:

    Genora and family, my name is Stephanie and I am Deanne Hagen’s daughter. Hoping that you may find comfort and peace in the days ahead knowing that family is thinking of you and sending love and prayers. God Bless

  5. Dianna Riveland says:

    So sorry to hear about Arne. When I was in Stephen Ministry with him, he was such an inspiration. He always took the time to say hello and visit whenever we saw one another. He will be missed!

  6. Matt Carlson says:

    As hard as it is to see him go… he lived a life worth celebrating!

  7. Carol Reed. Emigrant, MT says:

    A shinning light (like Christ) that Arne cast on the European trips I took with Hope Lutheran. Thank you for your witness of a true believer. In Sympathy.

  8. Paula Tenderholt says:

    Deepest sympathies to the family of Arne. He was a gentle soul with a deep devotion to God and family. A shining example of a devoted christian, husband and friend. He will be dearly missed. Hugs and prayers to you all in the coming days.

  9. Vicki Olson says:

    I am so sad for the loss of Arne. You two mean so much to my family. You will always be in our thoughts.

  10. Dianne Torkelson Casavan says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I went to school in Plummer with Armie, tho he was a year older than I. His Mom was my 6th grade teacher.

  11. Carl Wall says:

    Carol & I are so saddened by the loss of Arne; Carol loved him as a wonderful choir member, always smiling & always happy & very willing to help with anything. Arne & Genora set a high standard for helping the poor in distant lands, including with clean water. That smile & his kindness were always on display, always. Bless his memory.

  12. Maynard Thorseth says:

    Remembering the days when Arne and I were in the choir at Hope North. We sat next to each other in the tenor section. He was as genuine as a person can be and very dedicated to Hope. I’ve admired his dedication over the years and there is a large space to fill with his passing. GOD SPEED ARNE.

  13. Barb and Kent Sather says:

    Arne was an ambassador for Christ, and served his Lord in a humble and effective way. We were blessed to meet Arne and Genora just over three years ago. Their example encourages our spiritual walk. We grieve his loss, but celebrate his new life!

  14. Jean Schmidt says:

    Genora, I am so sorry to hear about Arne. He truly was one of a kind and always went out of his way to make everyone feel welcome. I will always remember his commitment to Stephen Minstry and to Hope. God bless you and the family during your time of loss.

    Jean (Stromstad) Schmidt

  15. Paul Flores says:

    My thoughts snd prayers to all the family so sorry to here of Arne’s passing i so enjoyed working for him .I will miss him .

  16. Susan Johnson says:

    Genora and family, we lift you all up in our thoughts and prayers as you travel this road. May His peace give you comfort.
    Kirk & Sue Johnson

  17. Carla Hansen says:

    Oh Genora – I am so sorry for this big loss for all of us. The two of you wrapped your arms around so many and loved them like your own. May you feel those arms around you now- and May the love of Jesus give you comfort in the days ahead .

  18. Ruth and Ken Gronvold says:

    We are so very sorry for the loss a a great man. He lived his faith in everything he did every day of his life. He was honest, kind, humble, and generous to all. He has left a hole on earth that will be hard to fill. May the grace of God help you through this time of sadness and bring you peace in knowing that Arne is by his savior’s side.

  19. Mark and Chris Lahey and Family says:

    Dear Genora and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Arne’s passing. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are being sent to you, Cale, Amy and family. Rest in Peace Arne……

  20. faye i williams says:

    so sorry for your loss he was a big part of my familys life when my father bud was sick both of you ment so much to both mom and dad thank you so much for sharing him with us god bless your whole family

  21. Coralie says:

    It’s still hard to believe this is real. Big hugs to Genora, Cale and Amy and all who feel a hole in their hearts today.

  22. Ruth Bergstrom says:

    Genora and Family, so very sorry for your loss! Arne will be dearly missed by many! He touched the lives of so many people and was a blessing to all whom he met! You are very much in our thoughts and prayers! Praying God’s peace, strength and comfort for you!!!
    With our sympathy,
    Lance and Ruth Bergstrom
    Reyna, Rikka, Luke, Leif and Ronald

  23. Deanne Benson says:

    Genora, I was so sorry to hear about Arnie, you have many memories to help you get through this difficult time.Family and friends really help.I did talk to Anita on Wed. It is sad that we hardly ever get together with family. Know that I am thinking of you. Your faith is strong


    Deanne Hagen Benson

  24. Dean & Lorri Ann Hartel says:

    Genora and family – we are so sad to hear of Arne’s passing. He had the most awesome smile. My mom Yvonne and our family always enjoyed visiting with you. You are all in our prayers. God Bless.

  25. Betty Wachala says:

    So sorry to hear about, Arne. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Genora. Take Care.

  26. Laura Klein Moen says:

    So sorry to hear of Arnold’s passing. I graduated with his cousin Sharon, Arnold was a class behind us in school. I haven’t seen him since high school graduation, but he was a kind and caring person at that time too. It sounds like he really lived life and inspired many. May he rest in peace.

  27. Rick and Arlene Froiand says:

    Rick often talks about the things him and the neighbor kid (Arnie) did together with their mothers.
    We are sorry for your loss and know that he is in God’s loving hands today.

  28. The Willenburg Family says:

    We remember “Arne” from our summers while visiting the family in Plummer, Minnesota. Our love and support to the family and to the communities of Fargo North Dakota, Moorehead, and Plummer, Minnesota.
    Heaven has gained another angel, “Angel Arne”.

    Susan Willenburg
    Mark Willenburg
    Highland Village, Texas

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