Eilert Israelsen Obituary

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Eilert Arvel Israelsen

October 7, 1929 - June 29, 2014
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E. Arvel Israelsen passed away on June 29, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. He was born October 7, 1929 at Burley, Idaho to Viola Mae Anderson and Eilert Kenneth Israelsen. Arvel was blessed with parents who loved music, valued hard work, and found joy in family. He served a proselyting mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Norway from 1949 to 1952. He married Beverly Ruth Herzog in 1952. He graduated from Utah State Agricultural College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He had a reserve Officer Commission as Second Lieutenant from the Air Force ROTC in 1949. He was a...

E. Arvel Israelsen passed away on June 29, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. He was born October 7, 1929 at Burley, Idaho to Viola Mae Anderson and Eilert Kenneth Israelsen. Arvel was blessed with parents who loved music, valued hard work, and found joy in family.





He served a proselyting mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Norway from 1949 to 1952. He married Beverly Ruth Herzog in 1952.





He graduated from Utah State Agricultural College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering. He had a reserve Officer Commission as Second Lieutenant from the Air Force ROTC in 1949. He was a commissioned Officer in the United States Air force from October 1954 until August 1956 and received an honorable discharge.





He was employed as an engineer by Chicago Bridge and Iron Company (CBI) in Salt Lake City, Utah from 1956 until 1967 when he transferred to CBI offices in Oak Brook, Illinois. There he worked at CBI Horton Process Division until 1972. He then worked for a CBI subsidiary, Walker Process, until 1985 when he was retired from CBI industries.





Arvel then found employment at HPD Inc. as Senior Project Manager for Hot Process Systems from 1985 until 1994 when he retired for good. He was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. After retirement Arvel traveled nationally to deliver one day seminars for engineers on project management and team building.





Arvel was a craftsman with wood. He made a sewing machine cabinet for wife and bunk beds for the children. He built a room onto the house in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. He made 98 vase stands while residing in Apopka, Florida, and gave many away to family and friends.





Arvel was an avid scouter. He served as webelos leader for many years. He went on high adventure trips with his sons. He completed Woodbadge training through Two Rivers BSA Council (now Three Fires Council) in Illinois. He also received a Silver Buffalo award from the council for his dedicated service.





Arvel and Beverly served an 18 month proselyting mission in the Florida Jacksonville Mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1996 to 1997. They also served in the Illinois Chicago Temple of the Church from June 1995 to May 1996. During winter months from 1998- 2000, they served in the Florida Orlando Temple of the Church.





Arvel was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly and son, Virgil. Arvel is survived by his children: Kathleen Israelsen, Kleven Israelsen (Susan), Kris Burzlaff (Walter), Kirk Israelsen (Rose) and Ken Israelsen (Staci); 15 grandchildren: Samuel Blue, Danielle, Mia, Laura, Andrew, Esther, Jacob Ammon, Tyler, Quinten, Colin, Braden, Brett, Lia Beth and Russell; 7 great grandchildren: Derek, Jackson, Miles, Addison, Taicy, Kylie, and William. Arvel loved his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.





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