August 21, 1939 ~ April 7, 2012
Arlen "Archie" Gunstenson, 72, of Fargo, ND, passed away Saturday, April 7, 2012 at the Palliative Care Unit of Sanford Health, Fargo.
Arlen was born on August 21, 1939, in Oklee, Minnesota, to Helen and Alfred Gunstenson. He grew up and attended school in Hoople, ND, graduating from Park River High School in 1957. He then served in the United States Navy before moving to Grand Forks to work as a fireman. He married Lorraine Huus on October 17, 1964, and they lived in Grand Forks until moving to Fargo where he attended school at Kundert Aviation, graduating in 1970. He then worked for the North Dakota Air National Guard in Fargo until retiring in 1994.
Archie was an avid golfer and bowler and was the manager of the Auger Inn at the Air National Guard for several years. He was the North Dakota Credit Union Volunteer of the year in 1996 and was part of the team that won the Roger Maris Golf Tournament in 1993.
He is survived by his children; Amy (Fernando) Ochoa, Fargo, ND, and Jill (Pete) Anderson, Chanhassen, MN; three grandchildren, Jordan Ochoa, Jack and Will Anderson; sisters, Barbara (Ken) Hallgrimson, Grand Forks, ND, Margaret (Tom) Walker, Bastrup, TX, Leanne Dahl, Hoople, ND, and brother, Thomas (Rose) Gunstenson, Moorhead, MN.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine, his parents, Alfred and Helen Gunstenson, and his sister Carilynn Fagerholt.