Lt. Col. (Ret.) Orvin J. Sletten
December 18, 1919 - November 5, 2015
Orvin Sletten, age 95, died Thursday, November 5th, 2015 in Salem, Oregon. He was born in Fergus Falls, MN. He served in the US Army for 28 years and served during three wars: WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. He was a long time member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and choir, Sons of Norway, Thorsmen Choir, Y’s Men, V.F.W. and Elks.
Orvin enjoyed working horses on the farm, being a car mechanic, surveyor, mail carrier, and career Army. He also enjoyed family, people, traveling, wood working, skiing, and good humor.
For 68 years, he was married to Vivian Christopherson Sletten (1923-2012). Surviving children are Jan Lowman, MT; Jeff Sletten (Chris), CO; Jim Sletten Mary, WA; and Juanita Schaffer TJ, OR; eight grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
A Viewing will be held Wed. Nov. 11th from 1:00-5:00 pm at Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service located at 605 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR.
Military Committal Service will be 10:30am Thursday, November 19, 2015 at Willamette National Cemetery (11800 Mt. Scott Blvd., Portland, Oregon) followed by a 2:00pm Thursday, November 19, 2015 Memorial Service at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (1770 Baxter Rd SE, Salem, Oregon.)