Arthur Snustad, age 92, of Tenstrike, MN and Blackduck, MN, passed away on Wednesday (August 22nd) at his residence in Tenstrike. Private graveside services with military honors will be held at a later date.
Arthur Ingram Snustad was born on August 14, 1921 in Rindahl, Minnesota to parents Olaf N. and Agnes Mathilda (Solberg) Snustad. He grew up in Winger, Minnesota and attended the Winger School. He graduated from McIntosh High School in McIntosh, Minnesota in 1939.
Art entered the United States Army on September 20, 1944, serving in southern Korea at the end of World War II as a part of troop deactivation. As a result of his dedicated service to his country, Art received the Combat Infantry Badge and the Bronze Star. He was granted his honorable discharge on August 14, 1946 and he returned home to Winger.
Art was united in marriage to Jane Webster in 1947 in Beltrami, Minnesota. They lived in Winger until January 1, 1951 when they moved to Minneapolis. It was there that Art attended the University of Minnesota Program of Mortuary Science, graduating with honors in 1952. Upon graduation, he accepted a position at Halvorson Funeral Home in Brainerd, Minnesota where he worked from 1952 until 1955. In November of 1955, he moved to Blackduck, Minnesota where he owned and operated Snustad Funeral Home. Jane passed away in 1967. In 1972, Art was married to LaVerne Hufnagle. After their marriage, they lived in Blackduck. LaVerne passed away in 2005. Art retired from funeral service in 2006.
Art enjoyed going to lunch every day at McDonalds where he became friends with many of the staff.
He is survived by five grandchildren; Special granddaughter DeAnn (Bill) Givens; Brady, Riley, Annie, and Kolby. Special family, Glen and Jan Gross; Robbie, Derek, Lilee and Logan Krueth; Corey, Ashley and Carson Gross; and Kayla, Matt, Sveah and Henrik Durkin; Special puppy, Koda and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his wives; his son, Stuart; and his parents.