Posted 10/25/16 (Tue)
Arnold Dean Sivertson was born June 7, 1943, in Minot, N.D. and passed away, Oct. 17, 2016, at his step-daughters home in Oceanside, Calif.
His parents were Leslie and Beatrice Sivertson of Keene, N.D.
Arnold attended Berg School for grades one through eight and graduated from Watford City High School. He also graduated from Wahpeton Trade School where he majored in Diesel Mechanics.
Following that he entered the U.S. Army on April 6, 1965, and was stationed in Vietnam where he received a honorable discharge in Fort Lewis, Wash. on March 28, 1967.
He later moved to Denver, Colo. where he lived for over 30 years.
He worked for several chains of the telephone companies and finally retired from Quest Communications after 32 years.
His hobbies he enjoyed included babbitting, metal shop work for antique cars, and restoring old cars. He also enjoyed watching football, preferably the Denver Broncos, bowling, baseball, golf, traveling, and most of all his family and his grandchildren.
He married Cecilia Wilson-Stenseth on May 30, 1998.
Arnold was preceded in death by his father, Leslie Sivertson; his sister, Debbie Sivertson-Kastner, and Karen Simonson-Sivertson.
He is survived by his mother, Beatrice Sivertson of Watford City, N.D.; his wife, Cecilia Sivertson “The Light of his Life” of Keene, N.D.; his sister, Janice Sanford of Watford City, N.D.; his step-son ,Warren (Rhonda) Stenseth of Three Forks, Mon.; his step-daughter, Marcia Vujnovich of Oceanside, Calif.; his four grandchildren, Amanda Stenseth of Chandler, Ariz.; Dylan Stenseth of Bozeman, Mont.; and Zanny and Bella Vujnovich of Oceanside, Calif.; and his nephews, Brent Sanford and family, of Watford City, N.D.; Berry Sanford and family of Castle Pines, Colo.; and his niece, Beth Sanford and family of Fargo, N.D.; and several aunts and cousins.
Before passing, Arnold was honored by the Apreva VA and was presented with a plaque, pin, and the American Flag.
Arnold was an amazing man and was loved and appreciated by all. He was a remarkable son, husband, brother, father, uncle, and grandfather. He will be missed by all.