Archie Milton Orlando Lindseth, the son of Thomas and Mathilda (Bjorsness) Lindseth was born on September 28, 1922 at Rugby, North Dakota. He died at the age of 90 years on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at the Heart of America Care Center in Rugby.
Archie was raised on his parents’ family farm near Silva, North Dakota. He attended school in Silva and graduated from Silva High School. He continued his education at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota until enlisting in the U.S. Army Air Corps where he became a flight instructor. On March 9, 1944, he was united in marriage to Marjorie Nesbit in Blue Earth, Minnesota. Following their marriage the couple lived in Jamestown, then at various Army Air Corps Bases. In 1946 the couple moved to the family farm south of Silva where they made their home, raised their family and farmed. With his interest in flying, Archie purchased his own airplane and when the roads were closed from time to time, he would help his father deliver the mail by plane. He would also take neighbors to and from Rugby when they needed groceries or had a doctor’s appointment. In 1975, the couple moved into Rugby and spent the winters in Arizona. He was very active and involved with the community and with his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. On each of his grandchildren’s twelfth birthday, he would take them on a trip to different places. During the summer months, every morning he would have coffee on the deck with his sons and others that stopped by. He loved traveling, driving, flying, and would read to stay informed. He was a member of the Silva Lutheran Church until its closing, then became a member of First Lutheran Church in Rugby. He served on the Pierce County Selective Service Board, Good Samaritan Hospital Board, and for 56 years on the First State Bank of Harvey Board of Directors.
Archie is survived by his sons, Charles (Davlyn) of Rugby, Richard (Denise) of Wichita, Kansas, and Jon (Julie) of Rugby; eight grandchildren, Lisa Lehmann, Kim (Peder) Colbenson, Ginger (Travis) Frantsvog, Eric (Susan), Aaron (Mary), Brian (Janelle), Andrew, and Thomas; nine great-grandchildren, Justin, Alexis, Sara, Derek, Matthew, Presley, Burke, Jackson, and Kierstin; a brother, Clinton, of San Jose, California; a sister, Thelma Lunde, of Grand Forks; several nieces, nephews; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie (October 9, 2006); a son, Thomas; a sister, Ruth Koracin; an infant brother, Earl; and his parents.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 5th at First Lutheran Church in Rugby. Burial will be in the Silva cemetery with military honors accorded by the Clarence Larson American Legion Post # 23 Honor and Color Guard and the North Dakota Military Funeral Honors Detail. Pastor Mike Pretzer, officiating
Honorary Bearers: All Grandchildren & Great-Grandchildren
Arrangements with the Anderson Funeral Home of Rugby. Online registry: www.funeralsbyanderson.com
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