Kenneth Vetren

kenneth vetren

Kenney Vetren, 77, Fargo, ND passed away on Saturday, August 16, 2014 under the care of his family and comfort care at Sanford Health, Fargo, after a courageous battle with cancer.  Kenneth Allen Vetren was born January 15, 1937 in Langdon, ND to Arthur and Cora (Flaten) Vetren.  He graduated from high school in 1955 in Milton, ND.  Following graduation, Kenney enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served until 1960.  After his honorable discharge from the Navy, he moved to Fargo and worked as a finish carpenter until retiring in 2002.

On November 23, 1991 he was united in marriage to Shirley Orseth at Hope Lutheran Church, Fargo. 

Kenney was a lifelong member of the VFW and an active member of Hope Lutheran Church.  He greatly enjoyed being outdoors, whether it be hunting, fishing, or gardening.  Kenney and Shirley even entered some of their canned goods in the Red River Valley Fair, winning frequently.  He cherished the time he spent with his family, especially his grandkids. 

He is survived his wife of nearly 23 years, Shirley; children, Roxanne, Robbie Sue, Cheryl; grandchildren, Robert, Lexi, Aaron, Rachel, Richard; great-grandchildren, Makenzie, Caleb, and Hank; and sister, Arlene Vinge.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Theodore, Edwin, Carroll, and Evonne.

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  1. Minot ND
    I am so sorry to hear of Ken’s passing. What a comfort to know of Jesus’ promise to all of us…. Death here on earth is not the end but the beginning….may God bless you now and during the difficult days ahead. May the stars twinkling in the sky remind you that Ken is there with the porch light on. I only wish we lived closer so we were able to spend time together over the years making memories. Love and Hugs, Marla & Bill

  2. Grand Forks ND
    Our sympathy. Sorry we could not make it to the funeral. Ken was Floyd’s 2nd cousin. Art and Floyd’s father John Hanson were 1st cousins.

  3. I enjoyed visiting with Kenny when he came into Roger Maris. He wouldn’t even be in the door when I would have him checked in and ready to go. He was a very kind man and will be missed. Shirley and family you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  4. Park Rapids MN
    Our thought and prayers are with you during this time of great loss. Sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Kenney Vetren. God bless you all.

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