Arthur William LynnesArthur William Lynnes, 100, formerly of Rolette, died on Sunday , May 12 , 2013 at the Good Samaritan Home in Larimore, North Dakota.
He was born on November 1, 1912 to Nels and Lena (Larson) Lynnes in Rice Township - Rolette, North Dakota, where he was raised and went to school. He farmed for a few years before he married Judith Bernice Absalonson on December 27, 1941 in Mylo, North Dakota. On April 23, 1942 he was drafted into the Army and eventually went to Europe on the RMS Queen Mary, which was being used as a troop ship during the war. He was involved in the Normandy, Northern France, and German campaigns in his assignment for the 944th Ordnance unit. He was awarded the Good Conduct and European-African Middle Eastern Theatre Campaign medals. He was honorably discharged as a Technician 5th Grade on May 24, 1945. Upon returning he began his extended employment at the Farmers Union Oil Company in Rolette as a bulk fuel truck driver. He also operated his own truck hauling gravel in the area. In addition, he drove truck for the Bisbee Grain Company. Further, he was a substitute mail carrier in Rolette and also farmed in the area. He and his wife moved to the