Cover photo for Arthur Rivers Jr's Obituary
Arthur Rivers Jr Profile Photo
1960 Arthur 2017

Arthur Rivers Jr

February 12, 1960 — January 17, 2017

Arthur L. Rivers, Jr., age 56, of Willmar, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning, January 17, at his residence from an apparent heart attack.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service on Tuesday. www.petersonbrothers.com

Arthur Lee Rivers Jr. was born on February 12, 1960, in Vero Beach, Florida, the son of Arthur and Clarice (Jordan) Rivers. He grew up in Vero Beach, graduated from Vero Beach High School in 1978 and attended Oklahoma State University. Arthur met Alfrida Stansbury and together they had two sons, Antwan and Lamar. They lived in Vero Beach and was employed by Alan and Linda McDowell. On June 3, 1994, Arthur met the love of his life, Heidi Halvorson and they were later married on April 25, 1997, in Rapid City, South Dakota. They lived in several areas throughout the United Stated and moved to Willmar, Minnesota in July of 2010. He worked as a foreman in construction, a security officer and at Divine House, Inc. Arthur enjoyed being with his family and friends.

He is survived by his loving wife, Heidi of Willmar; four sons, Antwan Rivers of Vero Beach, FL., Lamar (and Varonica) Rivers of Raleigh, NC., Cameron (and special friend, Marissa) Edmonds-Halvorson of Willmar and Ryan (and special friend, Ruby) Halvorson of Willmar; one daughter, Hayley (and special friend, Luke) Rivers of Willmar; and ten grandchildren, Antwan Jr., Affeon, Austyn, Travion, Keishawn, Jordan, Savannah, Corbyn, Reace and Cassius Ryan. Also surviving are five brothers, Charles Rivers, Zachary Horskins, Leon Rivers, Leonard (and Rhonda) Rivers and Darrell (and Karen) Rivers, all of Florida; and two sisters, Marilyn (and Johnny) Anderson and Queen (and Anthony) Teague, all of Florida, besides other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.


Visitation

JAN 24. 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Peterson Brothers Funeral Home

700 Becker Avenue Southwest

Willmar, MN, US, 56201

Service

JAN 24. 02:00 PM

Peterson Brothers Funeral Home

700 Becker Avenue Southwest

Willmar, MN, US, 56201

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Arthur Rivers Jr, please visit our flower store.

Visits: 1

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree