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Orrin Arvid Engen


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Orrin Arvid Engen Obituary
September 21, 1936 - October 26, 2016 (Orrin) Arvid Engen, of Los Angeles, CA, passed away October 26, 2016, after a brief illness. He was born to parents Christ and Anna (Johnson) Engen on Sept. 21, 1936 in Fosston, Minnesota. He attended Lade rural elementary school and Fosston High School. He graduated from Bemidji State Teachers College in 1957 with a degree in Business Education. After teaching in Plummer and Warren high schools Arvid went on to earn a master's degree in Business Education at the University of North Dakota in 1963. His military service included basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, MO and then being stationed in Fort Carson, Colorado. Arvid taught at Fairfax High School, Los Angeles, from 1963 until his retirement. Interment took place at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Los Angeles, Nov. 8, with Rev. Mark Rasbach officiating. Arvid was preceded in death by his parents, brother Norman, sister Lorraine Walker, a niece and a nephew. Surviving are his sister Carol Sorensen of Bemidji, MN, brothers George (Donna) Engen of Laramie, WY, and Ralph (Julie) Engen of Gig Harbor, WA, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Dec. 14 to Dec. 15, 2016
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