Arlin Melgaard

BEMIDJI, Minn. – Arlin Melgaard, 71, Bemidji, formerly of Bottineau, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in a Bemidji hospital.

He was born July 3, 1941, to Harold and Edith Melgaard, in Bottineau. He enlisted in the North Dakota National Guard in 1961 and was called to active duty during the Berlin Crisis. He married Wanda Axvig Bartsch May 19, 1976, in Bismarck. He retired from the National Guard with 40 years of service in 2001.

Survivors: wife; daughter, Angie Kamin, Mapleton; sons, Cordell, Owatonna, Minn., Chris Bartsch, Cathedral City, Calif.; six grandchildren; brother, David, Audubon, Minn.; sister, Joann Metzgar, Bottineau.

Funeral: Saturday, 2 p.m., First Lutheran Church, Bemidji.

Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Bemidji.

Visitation: Friday, 5 to 7 p.m., in Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home, Bemidji.