Vernon Eugene Krile

vernon krile

October 21, 1935 ~ June 26, 2022

Born in: Grafton, North Dakota
Resided in: Fargo, North Dakota

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Vernon Krile left his earthly home to be reunited with family and friends in The Next Place on June 26, 2022.

Vern was born October 21, 1935 in Grafton, ND to Joseph and Mary (Cicha) Krile. He grew up on his family farm in Vesleyville, ND. He entered the US Army and served from 1958 to 1960. He attended UND and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. He worked in the field of Social Work for 37 years, ending as Supervisor of Social Services for Southeast ND. He met many wonderful colleagues and friends, working together and fighting for the impoverished and downtrodden.

Vern met his bride Dolorus Olderbak in 1958 and they were married December 30, 1961 at St. Mary’s Church in Grand Forks, ND. They had just celebrated 60 years together with a lovely gathering New Year’s Day 2022. Together they raised and nurtured six children. They moved several times before settling in Fargo and made it their home since 1971.

Vern taught his children and grandchildren the value of working hard and he ensured each of his children had a paper route by 5th grade. He had no problem seeking out and suggesting job ads for members of his family. His work ethic was instilled in him from age 12, when he tragically lost his father and had to take over working the family farm with his brothers.

He enjoyed the finest things in life, visits from family and friends, a hot cup of coffee and a homemade kolache, listening to MSNBC at full volume, debating politics, following GE stock, an occasional cold Pilsner and a lively Czech polka.

Vern is survived by his wife, Dolorus, Fargo, sons, Tim (Terry), Callaway, MN, Kevin (Diane), Hitterdal, MN, daughters, Michele (Bill) Neuhauser, Detroit Lakes, MN, Theresa Krile (Randy Munson), Lisa (Rich) Hermann, Moorhead, MN, and Leah Krile (Joe Hofmann), Detroit Lakes, MN, 14 grandchildren, Kristin & Mike, Kimberly & Rob, Bart & Karissa, Andrea & Tim, Ronnie, Allison & Josh, Amanda & Alex, Mariah & Charlie, Christopher, Alex, Andrew & Katherine, James, Aaron and Aidan, and seven great-grandchildren, Cameron, Arianna, Grayson, Mason, Avery, Caleb and Emilia, who put a twinkle in his eye. He is also survived by his brother, Ben (Evelyn) Krile and sister Rosalie (Lyle) Rose along with many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Vern was preceded in death by his beloved son, Jim, mother and father, Joseph and Mary, his brother and sister-in-law, Arnie and Pat, brother-in-law, John Olderbak, sisters-in-law, Marjorie and Bonnie Olderbak, his niece, Sherry (Rose) Dunn, and nephew, Matthew Olderbak.


Prayer Service: July 1, 2022 7:00 pm

St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church
601 15th Ave N
Moorhead, MN 56560

(218) 233-4780

Visitation: July 1, 2022 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church
601 15th Ave N
Moorhead, MN 56560

(218) 233-4780

Funeral Mass: July 2, 2022 10:00 am

St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church
601 15th Ave N
Moorhead, MN 56560

(218) 233-4780

Visitation: July 2, 2022 9:00 am - 10:00 am

St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church
601 15th Ave N
Moorhead, MN 56560

(218) 233-4780

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  1. Michele, Mariah & family,
    We are so deeply sorry for your tremendous loss!!
    May he soar in peace with the Angels forever!
    Kendal & Adam ❤💔

  2. Lisa and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know your work family is thinking of you at this time. Vanessa Gunning

  3. Michelle, Leah and the whole Krile Family, I am sorry for your loss. May God be beholding your dad at this moment, and smiling

  4. Dearest Michele,Mariah,Alex and family, We are deeply sorry for the loss of your Father/Grandfather,Father-In -law. Our prayers and love are with you at this very difficult time. Please know we’re here for you! We love you and sending our thoughts & prayers to you.

  5. Leah and families,
    I’m so sorry for thel oos of your father. Cherish his memories forever. Miss working with you.
    Shari Schreiner

  6. So sorry to hear of Vern’s passing. I worked with him for many years. He was a truly concerned worker and I enjoyed my contact with him. Sympathy to his family

  7. Brenda and I want to express our deepest sympathy to the Krile family. Vern is one special person. God bless!

  8. To the Krile family,

    I’m so sorry for your great loss. I love your family forever! My greatest sympathy goes out to you. You will continue to be lifted in my prayers.

  9. I was one of the many Human Service workers who had Vern as their Quality Control auditor. Oh, the fun times and the laughs! You’d think someone who was looking for your errors wouldn’t be such a fun part of your work life but Vern was definitely on the worker’s side. We’d go to Pizza Ranch for lunch – he’d stay for birthday cake at afternoon coffee break. Vern always was kind if he discovered a QC error and many times remarked the “system” was tough to learn and IT was the problem. And before Vern left for the next county he’d always say: You’re doing a great job and they’re lucky to have you.
    Vern’s words have meant the world to me for a long time. My sympathy to his family – the world would be a better place is everyone had his generous heart.

  10. I worked with Vern first at the Area Social Service Center and later at Southeast Human Service Center. We obviously went back many years. We shared many car rides together as we traveled to county offices and shared many conversations and stories. It is relationships like that that enriched our lives and I am thankful that Vern was part of my life and that of so many others. He was a wonderful person and will be missed. My sincere condolences to Dolorus and family.

  11. “Vern-O”, as I called him, Always made me smile! I Loved our chats! 💕💕💕.
    Sending my sincere condolences to All!! ❤️

  12. My condolences to Tim and Kevin and all the family. I recall working on Vern’s furnace a few times. A super nice guy he will be missed.

  13. Vern served Sargent County Social Services when I was the Director in Forman. He would arrive on a monthly basis and assist the Eligibility Workers, but always had a smile on his face. His stories of assisting other counties with their challenging cases will always resonate with me. After work, we would sometimes stop at the local establishment and wet our whistle!! He also attended the Annual Cogswell Buffalo Club’s Feed on occasion. Vern was always a gentleman, but his positive demeanor and ability to enjoy life will always be remembered. You will be missed Vern.

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