Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Karen Long supplied me with the following info about her uncle Vern Anderson. He was born in Seattle Wash the son of Vedar and Olive (Holt) Anderson. Olive was born on a farm site just east of where Charles and Karen Long now live (11458 200th ave. Herman) Vern and his wife Thelma visited this location in the 8o’s and made several trips to MN through the years. Opal and Ervin Harstad and family also traveled to Northern Idaho every summer for many yrs. visiting opal’s family there. Karen says it is very beautiful country there. Vern was an avid gardener. When they came to MN he enjoyed visits with Chester and Edna Olson Paul and Laverne Kopitzhe, Willie Martian and others but esp. his aunt Marie Krogan. He served his country in the army. He worked as a millwright or a mechanic most of his life. He is survived by his wife of 65 years two sons Frank and George and their spouses 6 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a nephew Eddie Harstad. A memorial service was held on July 16th with burial at evergreen cemetery Priest River Id.