Arvilla M. Fedt Carlson, 98, Bryant, SD, died Thursday, February 16, 2017, at Parkview Care Center, Bryant, SD. A funeral service is scheduled for 10:30 AM Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Bryant, SD, with Reverend Bryan Taffe officiating. Burial will follow at Garfield Lutheran Cemetery, rural Bryant, SD. Visitation hours are 5:00-7:00 PM Monday, February 20, 2017, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Bryant.
Arvilla was born on June 19, 1918, to Henry and Alma (Thompson) Gilbertson at Bryant, SD. She grew up in Bryant, graduating from Bryant High School in 1936. She attended college at Austin, MN, becoming an operator and office worker for the telephone company.
She married Norman Fedt of Bryant on June 25, 1938. They farmed their whole married life until Norman’s passing on January 2, 1977. Arvilla later married Lloyd Carlson of Erwin on July 14, 2003. Later, Arvilla entered the DeSmet Assisted Living and eventually returned to Bryant to the Parkview Assisted Living. She entered the Parkview Care Center in September of 2010.
Arvilla was a member of the Garfield Lutheran Church, where she was organist for 32 years. She is presently a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Bryant. She was active in church, Ladies’ Aid, Extension Club, Birthday Club, and Sons of Norway. While raising a family and helping run the farm, Arvilla enjoyed gardening and raising beautiful roses. Arvilla always greeted with a smile and loved visiting with anybody.
Grateful for having shared her life include her children, Eugene (Donna) Fedt, Bryant; Joyce (Ordell) Rovang, Brandon, SD; and Harold (Jeanette) Fedt, Big Stone City, SD; 6 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; 3 step-daughters, Janice Tschetter, Eunice (Tom) Johanneson, and Alice (Jim) Jackson; one step-son, William (Darlene) Carlson; 8 step-grandchildren and 3 step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Fedt; husband, Lloyd Carlson; brother, Myrvan Gilbertson; and sisters-in-law, Norma and Evelyn.
Osthus Funeral Chapel, Bryant, is in charge of arrangements.