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Arnold “Arnie” Nyhusmoen

Arnold “Arnie” Roger Nyhusmoen, 85, passed away on Thursday, July 27, 2023, at his home in Sheyenne, ND of a heart attack, after a long battle with cancer and COPD.

Arnold Nyhusmoen was born on November 23, 1937, to Sigurd Nyhusmoen and Blenda (Simonson) Nyhusmoen in New Rockford, ND.  He was baptized on December 19, 1937, and confirmed on June 15, 1952, in the First Lutheran Church, Sheyenne. He was raised in rural Sheyenne along the Sheyenne River. He attended country school and graduated from Sheyenne High School on May 25, 1955. He helped his dad with farming while growing up on the farm. After high school, Arnie drove a truck for the Devils Lake cement plant.

Arnie married LouAnn Moen on July 2, 1960, in Sheyenne’s First Lutheran Church. He worked for other farmers in the area and moved to Atwater, Minnesota to work for another farmer for three years. He and his family moved back to Sheyenne and started working for Joe Gaffrey in the Fairway Store in New Rockford. He was thankful to Joe for the experience. During the blizzard of 1966, he decided to relocate to Renton, Washington. After one look at factory work, he decided to go work at the neighborhood grocery store. With Arnie’s work ethic, he kept moving up until he was managing a big box store in a very interesting area where his customers included many of the Seahawks, Sonics, and Bill Gates but being a farmer at heart and after 26 years in the Seattle area, he wanted to move “home”. He heard the grocery store was for sale and decided this was a good time to move back to Sheyenne. He also took over farming his dad’s farm with his stepmother and two sisters. After four years, he closed the store and went to work for Lynn Erickson, farming his land, and raising cattle and “cats”. Health problems and the death of his oldest son changed his mindset to then sell the farm to three young farmers around the area.

Arnie served as treasurer of the Sheyenne Park Board for thirty-plus years. He was a fireman for four years until his COPD became a problem but He continued to work Bingo for the Fire Department. One of his biggest joys was playing Bingo and getting to spend time with his last living aunt, Vera Risovi, and her family every weekend.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, LouAnn (Moen) Nyhusmoen; sons, Richard “Rick” (MaryLou) Nyhusmoen, Bismarck, ND, and Eric (Lynette) Nyhusmoen, Kent, WA; daughter, Pamela (Randy Sondag) Jerome, Carrington, ND; 11 grandchildren, Nicolle Ballou, Alexandria (Travis) Nyhusmoen, Shay (Adam) Donaldson, Krysta (Chris) Frederick, Daniel Nyhusmoen, Dylan (Madie) Nyhusmoen, Koltan Nyhusmoen, Sarena Auker, Shane Jerome, Zachary Nyhusmoen and Trevor Nyhusmoen; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Georgeson, New Rockford, ND and Janice (Eugene) Nielson, Rynolds, ND; 2 step sisters, Barbara Blaine, Bismarck, ND and Debbie Goetz, CA; 1 stepbrother, Roger (Gail) Loken; sister-in-law, Mai Merch Loken and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arnie is preceded in death by his parents Sigurd and Blenda Nyhusmoen; parents-in-law, Clarence and Lilly Moen; son, Jeffrey Nyhusmoen; nephew, Danny Brown; brother-in-law, Gary Georgeson; stepmother, Juanita Nyhusmoen and stepbrother, John Loken.


Arnold’s Visitation will be Friday, August 18, 2023 from 6:00PM-7:00PM followed by a Prayer Service at 7:00PM all at Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford.

Arnold’s Funeral Service will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, August 19, 2023 at First Lutheran Church, Sheyenne, ND.

His Burial will be at the Riverside Cemetery, Sheyenne, ND

Posted Condolences:


  1. We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Arnie! Prayers for the family!

  2. Deepest sympathy to Arnies family.

  3. Very sorry to hear of Arnie’s passing. Always enjoyed our visits. Prayers for the entire family

  4. So sorry for your loss rest easy

  5. So sorry for your loss

  6. So sorry to see the passing of Arnie.My condolence to you Louann, Betty, and Janice and your families. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Donna and Leo Naekel

  7. So sorry for your loss cherish your memories prayers to you all

  8. So sorry to hear of the passing of Arnie! Sending hugs and prayers to LouAnn and family!

  9. I enjoyed my visits with Arnie each and every time I got the opportunity to do so. He will be remembered for his soft spoken voice and his humor. Lou you are in my prayers. May God grant you peace through this time in your life.

  10. Very sorry for your loss. Prayers go out the family. Seen Arnie many times in the Elevator and always enjoyed our conversations. Will be missed.🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  11. So sorry, Lou Ann for your loss. Prayers are with you

  12. so sorry for your loss Lou Ann. I have a special memory of Arnie when me and Don Kolstad brought furs to Seattle to sell and Arnie took us to the Seattle Space Needle. I have always remember that. And when I worked at Cendak he was always there around 7AM to have coffee and visit with anybody there before going to Lynn Erickson for work

  13. Dear Lou Ann, Betty, Janice, and families, so sorry to hear the news. Arnie was always so full of life, and always fun to visit with him when he came for coffee with Grandma Agnes. Our condolences, and thinking of you all.

  14. (((HUGGS))) and Prayers go out to Arnie’s loved ones. Arnie was a big part of the Ostby Hall’s Bingo nights. He always had such a nice smile.
    Arnie will be greatly missed by many.

    Kathy Whetham Lesmeister and Nicole Chenze’s families

  15. From Bruce and Charlotte’s backyard, I use to enjoy listening to Arnie play his guitar and sing on his back porch. It was always something I looked forward to when working in Grandma and Grandpa’s garden in the evenings. Arnie was a community man, helping out his neighbors in many ways, he will be missed!


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