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Vernon Desrosier

August 07, 1943 - January 11, 2011


5-7:00 P.M. Thursday, January 13 in Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

9-10:00 A.M. Friday, January 14 in St. Mary's Cathedral, Fargo.

Prayer Service:

7:00 P.M. Thursday, January 13 in Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

10:00 A.M. Friday, January 14 in St. Mary's Cathedral, Fargo.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Vernon Desrosier

August 07, 1943 - January 11, 2011


Vernon George “Vern” Desrosier, 67,  passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2011, at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Fargo.

Vern was born on August 7, 1943 to Paul Joseph  and Clara (Page) Desrosier at Crookston, Minnesota. He grew up and attended school in Crookston. Vern served in the Army, completed his basic training at Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri and served in Cambodia in 1963. Vern began work at Eddies Bakery, Grand Forks, ND  where he worked from 1967-1978. He then worked for Sweetheart Bakery in Bismarck from 1978-1985. In 1985 he began work at Auto Maintenance Services where he worked until 1997 when he became the head of Maintenance at the Moorhead, Center, Mall. He enjoyed crafts, paint by the numbers and string art. He has been an usher at St. Mary’s Cathedral for many years.

He is survived by his children: Carla (Dale) Kosmatka, Sleepy Eye, MN; Jeffrey (Tommie) Desrosier, Fort  Knox , KY; grandchildren: Chelsey, Lauren, Wyatt Kosmatka, Sleepy Eye, MN, and Austin, Ariana, and Autom Desrosier, Fort Knox, KY; brothers and sisters Delbert (Eveleyn) Crookston, MN, Larry (Joyce), White Bear Lake, MN, Steve, St. Petersburg, FL.

He was preceded in death by his parents.


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  1. Julie Hendrickson says:

    Mentor MN
    Our sympathy to you and your families. I will always remember my cousin Vernon as a very smiley, happy, polite, and hard working man, who was very proud of his kids and grandkids. He loved to share about all of you.
    My prayers to help you all remember how much he loved you.

  2. Linda Reiter says:

    My prayers are with Vern’s family. I had the pleasure of knowing Vern when he did janitorial work at the clinic where I work. He had a great sense of humor. He was so polite. We always knew that he would welcome our leftover bakery and treats….he did come back to visit and I told him we were all getting fat without him here.
    I’m sure he will be missed by his family. He will be missed by all that had the pleasure of his company too.

  3. Karen Ernst says:

    Fargo ND
    I worked at Moorhead Center Mall for several years. A friend and I walked in the mall on our lunch breaks and we talked with Vern quite often. He loved to share about his children and grandchildren with us. When my son was in the Navy, Vern talked to me about his service in the Army. He was a wonderful, friendly person and enjoyed people. My husband and I will remember your families in our prayers. Vern was a special person who will be greatly missed.

  4. Karla Aaland says:

    Fargo ND
    Sending my thoughts and prayers to Vern’s family…..

    Vern entered my life only recently — yet made a lasting impression. Over the past couple of years he became the sunshine that could brighten even the darkest of days with his smile and engaging personality. He was never to busy to say good evening as I left the parking garage or joke about his nutritional lunch that always included a bottle of coke. Even when his health was failing he never lost his faith or thankfulness for every given day.

    His zest for life and cheerful outlook is a cherished gift he openly shared — and an example I strive to follow. Your family and everyone he touched in Fargo may have lost a spark of cheerfulness with your fathers passing but I believe the world has received the greatest gift of all — a new bright star in the sky to light even the darkest of paths.

    May the peace of God be with you now during your time of grief.

    Karla Aaland
    Merrill Lynch

  5. Vicki Page Bill says:

    Alexandria MN
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Jeff and Carla and your families.
    My Dad and Mom are Raymond and Delores Page from Crookston. (Raymond died in 2003) Your Grandmother Clara is my Dad’s sister. My Mom, and the rest of us, wanted to let you know we have lots of special memories of Vernon growing up in Crookston. May your special memories help you through this difficult time.

    Vicki Page Bill

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