O. Arlan Hildestad

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Saturday, September 5, 1936
Date of Death:
Friday, October 4, 2019
Age:
83 years old

Visitation

Date: Tuesday October 08, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Second Visitation

Date: Wednesday October 09, 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: Redeemer Lutheran Church [ view map ]

Memorial Service

Date: Wednesday October 09, 2019
Time: 11:00 am

Location: Redeemer Lutheran Church [ view map ]

Burial

Location: Oakwood Cemetery

Military Honors

Eyota American Legion Post 551

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Saturday, September 5, 1936
Date of Death:
Friday, October 4, 2019
Age:
83 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Saturday, September 5, 1936
Date of Death:
Friday, October 4, 2019
Age:
83 years old

O. Arlan Hildestad

Oscar Arlan Hildestad, 83, of Rochester, MN passed away Friday, October 4, 2019 at Seasons Hospice House surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with lung cancer.

Arlan was born September 5, 1936 in Lanesboro, MN to Oscar and Anna (Moger) Hildestad. He graduated from Peterson High School on May 28, 1954. Arlan joined the Army on January 3, 1956 where he was a Military Intelligence Specialist before being honorably discharged on November 28, 1958.

On June 20, 1959 Arlan married Elnora Eggert at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hart, MN.

Arlan worked at Mayo Clinic for 33 years as a Cardiac Perfusionist. Following his retirement from Mayo Clinic in 1992, he worked part time at Park Place Motors for nearly 21 years.

Outside of work Arlan was an active member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Rochester serving as an Elder and usher. He also was the Commander of the Eyota American Legion from 1990 to 1992.

Arlan was an avid sportsman and enjoyed camping for many years.

He is survived by his wife, Elnora; three children, Craig (Vickie) Hildestad, Dan (Kathy) Hildestad and Julie (Joe) Moorhead; six grandchildren, Mike (Molly), Kaitlin, Jordan, Ashlee, Samuel and Thomas; one great granddaughter, Freya. He is further survived by his sisters, Marlys (Richard) Pianin and Carol (Richard) Nelson; sister-in-law, Anita Brand; brother-in-law, Melvin Brand.

Arlan was preceded in death by his parents and four sisters, Harriet, Lucille, Olive and Eileen.

A special thank you from the family to the staff at Seasons Hospice for their incredible care.

Memorials are preferred to Redeemer Lutheran Church in Rochester or Seasons Hospice.

A visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home in Rochester, MN. A memorial service for Arlan will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Rochester, MN with Pastor Adam Koglin officiating. The visitation will also be held one hour prior to the service at church. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery Columbarium.

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i wanted to send ya'll my sympathies at the news of Arlans' passing. He was always kind to me and fun to be around. I know he was loved by many. Lori

Elnora,


 


So sorry to hear about Arlan.  If there is anything you ever need please feel free to ask us.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.


 


Your neighbors at 2804.

My condolences to the family. Worked with Aran back in the 60s enjoyed his presents. You are a very fortunate family to be with his presents.

All my sympathy to all in the loss of Arlie. I am sure your strong family and friendships will serve you well in this difficult time. I enjoyed working with Arlie at Park Place and wish him peace. ... Dale Hostad

 


Craig,


 


You have my deepest sympathy and condolences to you and your family. Please know that this not the end but only the beginning of life without pain, suffering, nor sorry with Christ our Lord. You and your family are in my prayers


 


 


 


Sincerely


 


Dallas


 

On behalf of Park Place Motor Cars and myself, Arlie's family has our greatest condolences and sympathy. Arlie was wonderful to work with and always had a smile on his face. I am very happy that I got to see him shortly before he passed. Arlie was not afraid to die and he knew he was heading directly to the Lord. I have no doubt he's up there trying to direct things and being his usual sassy self!

Elnora, You have been in my thoughts and prayers and yet I was shocked when I saw Arlan's obit in the Winona paper tonight and then I read your email. I enjoyed Arlan and am so sad about his passing. I am unable to come either times, appointments I can't change. I will be with you in thought.

 sorry for your loss miss not seeing you at mcdonalds on friday take care