Vernon Reierson of Holt, MN, age 80 died Wednesday May 15, 2013 at his residence in Thief River Falls, MN.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, May 20, 2013 at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, MN with Rev. Del Moen officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Ecklund-Holmstrom American Legion Post #117 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2793. Burial will be held at the Holt Cemetery, Holt, MN at 4:30 PM on Tuesday May 21, 2013.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM with a 2:30 PM prayer service on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, MN. Visitation will also be held from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM on Monday at the funeral home.
Vernon Ole Reierson was born on January 24, 1933 in Excel Township, Marshall County, MN the son of Oscar A. and Clara J. (Ness) Reierson. He was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith in Holt, MN. He attended Holt Elementary School and graduated from Newfolden High School in 1952.
Vernon enlisted in the infantry with the United States Army in March of 1953. He served for a total of 23 years at a number of U.S. bases; Ft. Carson, Ft. Lee, Ft. Leonard Wood, Ft. Riley, and Ft. Lewis-McChord. In addition, he served one tour of duty in Korea, two in Vietnam and three in Germany. At one point, Vernon served as the personal chef of the base commander in Ft. Carson. When he retired in February of 1976, Vernon was the top enlisted man at the Quartermaster School in Ft. Lee, VA. He earned two bronze stars, a Purple Heart, and various commendation medals.
On June 11, 1955, Vernon was united in marriage to Peggy McAdam at Trinity Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls, MN. They made their home in Thief River Falls and to this union four children were born, Bruce, Clint, Vance and Dean. Vernon was Scout Master in Ft. Carson, Ft. Leonard Wood and Ft. Lee.
After retiring from the military, Vernon managed the American Legion Post #444 in Middle River, MN from 1976-1983. He then went to school for carpentry at Northland Community College in Thief River Falls. Vernon then practiced carpentry for a couple of years before his employment at Marvin Windows in Warroad where he retired. He was active at the American Legion Post #0371 in Roosevelt, MN and then went on to manage the VFW Post #2793 in Thief River Falls before finally retiring.
Vernon enjoyed the culinary arts, painting, drawing, ice carving, cake decorating, and hunting. Vernon was a member of the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Holt, MN, the Ecklund-Holmstrom American Legion Post #117 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2793. He served as the District Commander with the VFW. Vernon’s proud involvement in the veteran’s organizations opened up the door to serve the community in many other ways.
Survivors include four children, Bruce (Barbara) Reierson of Delaware, OH, Clint (Cindy) Reierson of Hopewell, VA, Vance (Sheri New) Reierson of Port Orange, FL; and Dean (Kerstin) Reierson of Roosevelt, MN; grandchildren, Laura (Ben) Moore, John Reierson, Matthew (Michelle) Reierson, Joey Reierson, Leyna Reierson, Ronan Reierson, and Chay Reierson; great-grandchildren, Stanley Moore and Layla Reierson; brother, Clifford (Jeanette) Reierson of Holt, MN; and many other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Peggy on April 24, 2013 and his parents.
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Mona Bjerkness of Thief River Falls, MN age 59 passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at Oakland Park Communities in Thief River Falls, MN after a short battle with cancer.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, MN with Reverend Troy Bates presiding.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM on Saturday at the funeral home.
Mona Stephanie Hagen was born on September 8, 1953 in Chicago, IL the daughter of Henry and Lorena (LaValley) Hagen. She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Fergus Falls, MN.
Mona attended schools in Fergus Falls, MN and graduated from Fergus Falls High School in 1972.
While living in Thief River Falls, Mona worked at Thief River Falls Radio. It was her dream job and she loved going to work.
Mona enjoyed her flower garden, spending time with her kids and grandkids, going to Maple Lake, and the past 24 years with Dave.
Survivors include David Widme of Thief River Falls; 3 children, Brian Bjerkness of Minot, ND, Michelle (Tate) Burns of Minot, ND, and Stephanie (Matthew) Overgaard of Fargo, ND; 6 grandchildren, Mariah Burns, Isabella, Braxton, & Emma Overgaard, Christopher & Casi Burns; and many friends.
She is preceded in death by her grandparents; parents; brother, Jerome Hagen; and sister, Rebecca Hagen.
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Loren Voldness, 79
Alexandria – Loren Voldness, 79, of Alexandria and formerly of Norden Township, Pennington County, died Tuesday, May 7 at his home.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 11 (today) at 11 a.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home.
Gordon A. Froseth, 88
Glenwood – Gordon Alan Froseth, 88, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013 in Glenwood.
Interment was held at Greenwood Cemetery in Thief River Falls
Roger Dyrdal Jr., 45
Lubbock, Texas – Roger Dyrdal Jr., 45, died unexpectedly in Lubbock, Texas on Sunday, May 12, 2013.
Visitation, Tuesday, May 21 from 4-6 pm; service, Wednesday, May 22 at 10 a.m. both at Olinger Highland Chapel, 10201 Grant Street, Thornton, CO.
Detroit Lakes – Josh Chaput
Detroit Lakes, MN formerly of Red Lake Falls, MN 26, died at his home in Detroit Lakes, MN Sunday, May 12, 2013.
Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday May 17, 2013 at 10:00 AM in St. Peter Catholic Church in Gentilly with Father Vincent Miller Officiating and Deacon Denny Bivens. Burial will be held at a later date.
Visitation will be held on Thursday 4-7 PM with a 5:00 prayer service and also one hour prior to services at the church on Friday all at St Peter Catholic Church in Gentilly, MN.
Irvin C. Iverson, 96
Erskine – Irvin C. Iverson
Thief River Falls, MN formerly of Goodridge, MN age 96 died on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at Pioneer Memorial Care Center in Erskine, MN.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, May 20, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls, MN with Rev. John Voelker PhD officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Thief River Falls, MN. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM with a 7:00 PM prayer service on Sunday, May 19, 2013 at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, MN. Visitation will also be held from 9:30 AM until 10:30 AM on Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church.
Condolences may be sent at www.johnsonfuneralservice.com
Clarice Bren, 96
Thief River Falls – Clarice Bren, 96, of Thief River Falls, MN, died on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at Sanford Medical Center in Thief River Falls.
Funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM Monday, May 20, 2013 at Zion Lutheran Church, Thief River Falls, MN with Reverend Ale Tulu and Reverend John Golv officiating. Burial will follow at Bethlehem Lutheran of New Solum, Marshall County, MN.
Visitation will be held from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM, Sunday, May 19, 2013 at Johnson Funeral Service, Thief River Falls, MN, and also for one hour prior to the service at the church Monday.by ndmuscle