Arvid Eggen, 90, died June 17, 2010, at the home of his granddaughter Angel following a brief illness.

He was born Feb. 25, 1920, in Rochester, N.Y., the only son of Thomas and Elizabeth (McInnis) Eggen. The family later moved to New York City, where he eventually met his wife of 65 years, Gertrude.

Arvid and Gertrude were married Oct. 3, 1942, in Baltimore, where he was employed at the Maryland Dry Docks as a welder.

He was drafted into the Army in 1944 and served his country in France and Germany with the 45th Infantry during World War II.

After the war they purchased a farm in South Liberty, where they made their living raising poultry, first for Penobscot Poultry Co. and later for Avian Farms.

Arvid enjoyed hunting deer and target practice. He could always be found around home fixing some piece of equipment or machinery, because something was always broken.

He always read the newspaper and kept up with the latest news locally and around the world. He read many nonfiction books and watched the History and Discovery channels on TV.

He was predeceased by his loving wife of 65 years, Gertrude (Kajander) Eggen; a son, Richard Eggen; a grandson, Calvin Eggen; and a son-in-law, Wayne St. Clair.

He is survived by four daughters, Susan Littlefield and her husband, Jim, of Waldo, Sandra St. Clair and her husband, Dave, of Liberty, Barbara St. Clair of Montville and Deborah Libby and her husband, David, of Liberty; three sons, Eric Eggen of Liberty, Timothy Eggen of Liberty and Fredrik Eggen and his wife, Roxanne, of Liberty; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was held June 21 at Shuman Cemetery on Route 220 North in Waldoboro.

Arrangements are with the Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 949 Main St. in Waldoboro.