Obituary of Donald Arthur Fjeld
Donald Arthur Fjeld, 96, of Floodwood passed away on Monday, August 22, 2022 peacefully at Grand Village Nursing Home, Grand Rapids. Don was born on June 17, 1926 in Horse Creek Township, North Dakota to Christian and Mary Josephine (Miller) Fjeld. He attended school until the age of 10 years old in Tioga, North Dakota. Then his family moved to Grand Rapids, Minnesota where he attended Grand Rapids High School and earned his high school diploma in 1944. Don joined the Navy after graduating high school. On October 14, 1949 he married Marcella (Adrian) whom he had met at a Youth for Christ meeting in Duluth.
Don was a Fireman First Class on the USS Runels APD 85 in the Navy. After discharging from the military, he farmed, logged, was a millworker for Conwed, worked at the Floodwood Landfill, and retired from the Brookston Transfer station. In his retirement he hauled gravel and worked in the woods.
He was a member of the New Life Community Church of Floodwood and served as a board and charter member for many years. Don was a member of the V.F.W. 8299. Don will be remembered for his kindness, quick wit, and humor.
Don was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marcella; son, Robert; two brothers, Marlo and Neil; three brothers-in-law, Richard Johnson, George Jones, and Dowie Kuiper; and sister-in-law, Carol Johnson.
He is survived and will be sadly missed by his children, Ruth (Bob) Riddell of Grand Rapids, Patricia (John) Cronk of Deer Creek, Wayne (Debbie) Fjeld and Larry (Bonnie) Fjeld both of Floodwood, and Betty (Bob) Wolfenden of Wadena; daughter-in-law, Pattie Fjeld of Floodwood; brother-in-law, Richard (Jan) Adrian of Wyoming.; sisters-in-law, Elda Kuiper of Wisconsin and Frances Jones of Texas; 19 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandson.
Don’s family would like to thank the staff at Grand Village Nursing Home for their exceptional care and all that they did for him.
Visitation: 12:00 p.m. until the 2:00 p.m. celebration of life, Thursday, September 1, 2022 at New Life Community Church of Floodwood, 11698 Hwy 8, Floodwood, MN 55736. A luncheon will follow in the church fellowship hall. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Van Buren Township after the luncheon. Arrangements entrusted to Atkins Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th Street, Cloquet. To sign the guest book and leave an online tribute see, www.atkinsnorthlandfuneralhome.com
Celebration of Life