Services for Arnie Lomen

Arnie Lomen, age 82, of Fosston, MN, passed away on Monday, January 27th, at McIntosh Senior Living in McIntosh. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 1st, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lengby with the Rev. Gene Lilienthal officiating. Interment will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Lengby, in the spring. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Friday, January 31st, at the Carlin Funeral Home in Fosston. There will also be reviewal for one hour prior to the service on Saturday morning at the church. Military honors will be provided by the National Guard Honors Team and messages of condolence may be sent at

Arnie was born February 27, 1937 to Olaf and Cora (Sorgaard) of Lengby, Minnesota. He grew up in Lengby and was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church.


On April 29, 1961, Arnie married Gayshon Nivens of Valier, Montana.  Together they made their home in Montana until 1968 when they returned to the Fosston area.


Arnie served his country in the United States Army serving in the last Calvary, mule-pack division, Fort Sill, Oklahoma.  He served in Germany, Iceland and the United States.  He worked as a ranch hand in Montana, a blacksmith, a truck driver and small engine mechanic for John Deere in Fosston until his retirement. Arnie especially loved serving in all aspects of his church, St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lengby.  He was an avid hunter with family and friends.  One of his greatest pleasures was to turn something on his lathe or create a piece of furniture and gift it to friends and family.  In the winter months, Arnie could be found pushing snow with his model “A” John Deere tractor. He was a talented tinkerer. He could fix anything.


Arnold is survived by his wife Gayshon; children, Shane (Anthonia) Lomen, Jacksonville, Fl, Shelly (Jeff) Pewitt, Baxter, MN and Darren (Tracey) Lomen, Fosston, MN; grandchildren, Adam, Daniel, Rachel, Zachery, Jacob, Aaron, Kristen, Trevor, Connor, Sierra, Cora and special god-child, Jennifer (Dustin) Horner, Sartell, MN and 5 great-grandchildren, Makayla, Matthew, Levi, Adelaide, and Adelyne and sister Marlys Mittlestead of Grand Forks, ND.


He is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Oneal (Lee) Lomen, Harold Lomen and sisters, Mildred Bakken and Mavis Iverson and his grandson, Joshua Lomen.


Richards Publishing

P.O. Box 159
239 2nd Ave
Gonvick, MN 56644
Telephone: (218) 487-5225

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