April 24, 1925 ~ November 17, 2015
Vernon passed away on November 17, 2015 at the Sanford Hospital in Mayville, ND at the age of 90. Vernon was born on April 24, 1925 on a farm near Clifford, ND. He grew up in this area and attended country school while working on the family farm. After his schooling he worked in the Clifford area for other farmers. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during WWII. Following his discharge he returned to North Dakota and began working at Corwin-Churchill Automotive in Fargo where he met his future wife, Alice. Vernon was united in marriage to Alice Anderson on October 19, 1948 in Barton, ND. They made their home in Cando, ND where they farmed together for many years, retiring in 1986. They moved into Cando at that time and spent winters in Mesa, Arizona. In April of 2010 they moved to Edgewood Vista in Fargo. Alice passed away on July 10, 2010. Vernon had most recently made his home at the Nursing Home in Mayville since August of 2014. Vernon is survived by his daughter, Connie (Rex) Stevens of Port Orford, OR; his grandchildren – Matthew Jenner of Minot, ND; Amy (Jerry) Peick of Rathdrum, ID; Jessica (Torrey) Dickinson of Minot; and Kaithlyn (Jason Culbertson) Gehres of Eureka, MT; his great grandchildren – Tessa, Casey, Christopher, and Nikolas Jenner, Brooklynn and Iszabella Peick, Aden Dickinson, and Zander Culbertson. Also surviving are his sister, Joyce Beck of Fargo; his brother, Mervin (Elva) Carlson of Mayville, ND; and several nieces and nephews and many other very dear relatives. FUNERAL: 2 PM Monday, November 23, 2015 at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo VISITATION: one hour prior to the service in the funeral home on Monday BURIAL: Sunset Memorial Gardens in Fargo MILITARY FUNERAL HONORS: Fargo American Legion
Much love and respect!! Love you Grandpa!!
I have known Vernon and Alice Carlson and their daughter, Connie for over 50 years.. They were dear friends of my parents and we all attended church together in Cando. My memories of Vernon were of a soft spoken man who had a warm and loving personality. He always had a smile for me. It means so much to know that Vernon and his wife, Alice are together again…. My prayers are with his daughter, Connie and her family….
Great memories of the Carlsons and our family going back and forth for visits. Great friends.