Arnold "Arnie" Dean Vigeland, 64, died unexpectedly at his home in Prosper, Minn., on Tuesday, July 2, 2013.

Arnie was born Jan. 13, 1949, in Spring Grove to Arden and Irene (Lysgaard) Vigeland. He attended school in Mabel. He had polio since he was 5 years old, but it never slowed him down.

Over the years he had worked the Chevrolet Garage in Mabel, hauled fertilizer, seed and feed for Trygstad, built pole sheds for Ardell Peterson, and did farm work for the Peterson Brothers Farm.

He enjoyed life - especially spending time with Trudy, camping, fishing and visiting with friends. He loved to drive tractors, and in his younger days, fast cars.

Survivors include his best friend and partner, Trudy Fitch Dennis; his mother, Irene Vigeland of Newburg; a sister, Arlene (Darrell) Sinclair of Rochester; a brother, Richard (Lisa) Vigeland of Alma, Wis.; and Trudy's family Anngel (Jason) Bruns of La Crescent, mother-in-law, Opal Fitch of Pickwick, Franklin (Cindy) Fitch of Pickwick, Dorothy (Jonathan) Pettit of Rushford, Perry (Tammy) Fitch of Pickwick and grandchildren Mathew Wiste and Mitchel, Karissa and Brandon Bruns.

He is also survived by nieces, nephews and a good friend, Roger Peterson.

He was preceded in death by his father and brother, Roger.

Funeral services were July 6 at the Scheie Lutheran Church in rural Mabel with the Rev. Mary Waudby officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

The Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at