Roland Irving Asleson, 85, Moorhead, died Monday, May 26, 2003 at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo, N.D.
He was born Oct. 14, 1917, in Ulen to Albert and Inga Asleson. He graduated from Ulen High School in 1936. He attended Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis. During World War II, he served in the 99th Infantry Battalion, a group of Norwegian-American ski troopers. They participated in five battle campaigns, including the Battle of the Bulge. For their service, the 99th Battalion received two French Citations, one Belgian Citation and one Norwegian Citation. He also received the Bronze Star. He married Ingeborg A. Raun on May 28, 1948, in Twin Valley. He played baseball for the Ulen Arrows. He worked for the Moorhead Postal Service for 25 years, retiring in 1977. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where he was an usher for many years.
Survivors include his wife; five daughters, Randi Nunnink, Brainerd, Mary Nelson, Moorhead, Lois Paulson, Moorhead, Ruth Asleson, Tahoe City, Calif., and Jane Johnson, Moorhead; 10 grandchildren; a brother, Robert Asleson, Rollag; and two sisters, Janet Solie, Ulen, and Ruth Maxfield, Minneapolis.
Two brothers and five sisters died earlier.
Services will be 1 p.m. today at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moorhead. Burial will be in Prairie Home Cemetery in Moorhead.
Arrangements are with Wright Funeral Home in Moorhead.
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