Arnold Christian, 81, of Kennedy, Minnesota passed away at his home on Sunday evening, June 30, 2019.Arnold Oliver Christian was born November 28, 1937 at Warroad, Minnesota to James and Ethel (Pommeraning) Christian.  Arnold’s family moved to Kennedy when he was a young boy and he attended school there. Arnold enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served until his retirement from military service  in 1977. On October 24, 1959 he was united in marriage to Jane Oistad at Maria Lutheran Church in Kennedy. Arnold served in Viet Nam and Iceland before being stationed at bases in California, Virginia, Hawaii as well as Duluth and Grand Forks. In 1977 they settled in Donaldson, Minnesota and moved to Kennedy in 1979. Jane passed away on July 24, 1998. Arnold was a member of Maria Lutheran Church, served on the Kennedy City Council and was a volunteer fireman.

Arnold is survived by his children, Nona (Robert) Hultgren, Thief River Falls, MN, Joy (Joey) Hauert, Kennedy, Connie (David) Creviston Badger, MN, Kevin (Michelle) Christian, Council Bluffs, IA and Jason Christian, Kennedy; 12 grandchildren, Sarah (Nate),  Jessica (John), Christian (Carissa), Josh (Amy), Jordan, Jeremy (Jocelyn), Zachary (Katie), Devin (Kayla), James (Courtney), Sherissa, Tanner and Austin; ten great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane; parents; a brother, Robert; sister, Betty and a great granddaughter, Jane.

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. in Maria Lutheran Church, Kennedy.  Interment will be in the Kennedy City Cemetery.  Visitation will be held at the church for one hour prior to the service. Special music by Charles and Patti Swanson. Military Honors will be accorded by the Minnesota National Guard and the Kennedy VFW. Pastor Kathy Levenhagen, presiding. Austin Funeral Chapel, Hillock.

Thank you to all the family and friends for all the love and support.

We are grateful for your prayers, thoughts, and memories.

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