Arnold C. Guttormson, 93

Published 8:48 am Monday, August 13, 2018


Arnold C. Guttormson, 93

Arnold (Arnie) C. Guttormson, 93, of Crosslake, Minnesota, passed away on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at his home. Arnold was born on Jan. 17, 1925, in Austin, Minnesota, to Roy and Mabel (Bassness) Guttormson.

Arnold grew up and attended school in the Austin area.  Arnold married Lucille (Hendrickson) on March 3, 1951, in International Falls, Minnesota. They were happily married for 67 years. They lived in Austin for 42 years prior to moving to Crosslake.

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Arnold drove Ready Mix truck for Concrete Units in Austin prior to establishing Arnie’s Meats and Seafoods in 1960.

Arnold will be remembered for his sense of humor and practical jokes.  He loved spending time with family at the family cabin.  Arnold enjoyed spending his time in his woodshop creating many beautiful wood carvings.

Arnold is preceded in death by his parents Roy and Mabel (Bassness) Guttormson; daughter Elaine Knopf; brothers and sisters-in-law Ray and Frances Guttormson, Delmer Guttormson, Dale and Kathy Guttormson.

Arnold is survived by his loving wife Lucy; daughter Alane (LeRoy) Baseman of Glenville, Minnesota, son Steve (Cindy) Guttormson of Crosslake, and son-in-law Chuck Knopf of Austin; brother Jim (Janet) Guttormson of Austin; grandchildren Aaron Baseman (Jenni Harves) of Nisswa, Minnesota, Angie (Jeremy) Nelson of Clarks Grove, Minnesota, Rachel (Adam) Petrella of Edina, Minnesota, Anthony Knopf (Betsy LaPlant) of Rochester, Minnesota, Laney Guttormson of Crosslake; and great grandchildren Gavin, Carter, Ethan and Emery.  Arnold is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held from noon-4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at Arnie’s of Crosslake-14 Lakes building located at 36846 County 66, Crosslake.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to Home Health Partnership in Crosby, Minnesota or an organization of your choice.

The family of Arnold Guttormson wishes to thank Dr. Cooper and staff at Cuyuna Regional Medical Center.