Archie Rugland, 1932-2015

Published 10:15 am Monday, December 28, 2015

Archie C. Rugland, 83, of Northwood died Friday, Dec. 25, 2015, at Lutheran Retirement Home in Northwood.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Silver Lake Lutheran Church in rural Northwood. The Rev. Randy Baldwin will officiate. Burial will be in Silver Lake Lutheran Cemetery with military honors conducted by Louis Tveite Post No. 317 of Emmons. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday.

Archie Rugland

Archie Rugland

Archie Curtis Rugland was born Feb. 23, 1932, to Alfred and Carol (Lien) Rugland in Worth County, Iowa. He graduated from Albert Lea High School in 1949. Archie served in the United States Army and was stationed in South Korea. He was a lifetime farmer in Freeborn County and Worth County, Iowa, on the Rugland Century Farm until his retirement.

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Archie spent his life caring for his parents, tending to their needs as they aged, and caring for the land he loved.  Special joys in his life were his niece and nephews, watching them grow into people he was proud of. He was a thoughtful, quiet individual with his own sense of humor, living by simple means, sharing life’s lessons with those around him and always putting other’s needs before his own. Archie enjoyed sharing laughs with his niece and nephews reading Far Side cartoons, having root beer and ice cream and watching Jeopardy on TV and knowing a lot of the answers.

He is survived by brother, Arlow Rugland, and wife, Julie, of Northwood; niece, Jessica Rugland of Eden Prairie; and nephews Kristoffer Rugland and his wife, Addie, and their children, Amaya and Max, of Northwood and Chad Rugland of Mason City, Iowa.

Archie was preceded in death by his parents Alfred and Carol Rugland, and by his special hired-man, a four-legged boxer named Obie.

“Gå med Gud,” which is Norwegian for “Go with God.”

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