Blain L. Arvig, 31

Blain L. Arvig, age 31 of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, formerly of Melrose, died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Friday, May 18, 2012 in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose with Rev. Art Hoppe officiating and Rev. Roger Klassen, O.S.B. and Rev. Marvin Enneking concelebrating.  Interment will be in the parish cemetery.  Military Honors provided by the Melrose Veterans Honor Guard.

Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose.

Blain Leonard Arvig was born May 13, 1981 in Sauk Centre, Minnesota to Thomas “Tom” and Emily (Berscheit) Arvig.  He graduated from Melrose High School in 1999 and served in the U.S. Coast Guard.  He worked at his family’s business at the Melrose Telephone Company  through his early twenties.  His love of the ocean and his passion for boats is what lead Blain to his residence in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina where he worked for a charter boat club.  Blain was an artistic person who enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family, especially his nieces and nephews.  He was a charitable person who would rather remain anonymous than be in the spotlight for his contributions.

Survivors include his father, Tom Arvig of Melrose; brother, Scott (Sara) Arvig of Grey Eagle; sister, Elisabeth Arvig Kuhns of Melrose; grandmother, Virginia Berscheit of Melrose; nieces and nephews, Vanessa, Victoria, Alexander, Myra, Silas, Claire, and Lynn.

Blain was preceded in death by his grandparents, L.H. Arvig, Marie Arvig, and Ernest Berscheit.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.

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