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Vernon's funeral may be viewee at this link: https://portal.midweststreams.com/services/iframe/16492
Vernon Glenn Kragness was born January 18, 1925, on the family farm near Christine, ND, to John and Ingeborg (Lokken) Kragness. Vernon was raised in that area and attended school at Eagle # 15. He was baptized and confirmed at Richland Lutheran Church, rural Walcott, ND.
Vernon farmed with his family until his service in the Korean War. He enlisted in October of 1950 and was discharged in October of 1952. After his discharge, Vernon worked for Douglas Aircraft Company in El Segundo, CA. He returned to live and farm on the family land near Christine. Vernon married Elaine From, in Milbank, SD, on November 16, 1968. They continued to live and farm near Christine. Elaine died December 25, 1999.
Vernon was active in Richland Lutheran Church. He prepared and cooked the lutefisk at the annual lutefisk church dinners for many years. He volunteered many hours at the Fargo Sons of Norway, where he continued his tradition of preparing and cooking the lutefisk.
Vernon died Wednesday, January 27, 2021, in Essentia Health, Fargo, ND, at ninety-six years of age.
He is survived by his son, Randy Kragness of West Fargo, ND; daughter, Dawn (Todd) Clarin, Walcott; four grandchildren, Cassandra (Josh) Diehl, Grant (Bridget) Kragness, Lacey (Chris Cossette) Kragness, and Michael DeLorme; three great-grandchildren, Matt and Peyton Kragness, and Parker Holand; sister, Ina Kragness;
many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews; and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.
In addition to his wife, Vernon was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Palmer, Oliver, and Julian; and sisters, Oline, Amy, and Clara.
Visitation for Vernon will be Tuesday, February 2, 2021, from 5 - 7 PM, with a prayer service at 7 PM, in Richland Lutheran Church, rural Walcott, ND. His funeral will be Wednesday, February 3, 2021, at 11 AM in the church. Burial will take place in the church cemetery.
FEB 2. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CT)
FEB 2. 7:00 PM (CT)
FEB 3. 11:00 AM (CT)