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Arvid H. Maxwell March 22, 1931 - Dec. 3, 2012

Arvid H. Maxwell March 22, 1931 - Dec. 3, 2012

WILLMAR - Arvid H. ”Max” Maxwell age 81 of Willmar died on Monday, December 3, 2012 at his home in Willmar. Memorial service will be 11:00am on Friday, December 7, 2012 at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00pm-7:00pm at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar and will continue one hour prior to the service on Friday. Burial will be at a later date.

Arvid Howard ”Max” Maxwell was born on March 22, 1931 in Marshall, Minnesota, the son of Samuel and Anna (Kofoot) Maxwell. He grew up in the Marshall area and graduated from Milroy High School in the class of 1949. Max entered the United States Navy where he served his country during the Korean War. He received an Honorable Discharge in 1954. He was united in marriage to Nancy J. Vetter on January 5, 1954 in Marshall. The couple lived and farmed in rural Marshall until 1967. They moved to Willmar where “Max” worked for the MN State Highway Department, retiring in 1997.

“Max” was baptized at the Presbyterian Church in Marshall. He was a member of the American Legion Post #167, V.F.W. Post #1639, Willmar Rifle and Pistol Club, N.R.A. and National Wild Turkey Federation.

“Max” enjoyed being outdoors: hunting bear, deer and turkey; gardening or camping. He and Nancy served as camp hosts for Ft. Ridgley State Park.

Arvid is survived by his wife Nancy Maxwell of Willmar, Rodney (and Julie) Maxwell of Atwater, Connie Maxwell of Brenham, Texas, Dawn (and Chuck) Anderson of Waseca, Pam Maxwell of Willmar and Lori (and Louie) Boros of Willmar; 18 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and three sisters.