|Vern A. Wittenberg, 73|
|Written by TRF Times|
Gonvick - Vern Arland Wittenberg, 73, of Gonvick, died Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at Villa St. Vincent Nursing Home in Crookston, following complications of diabetes and kidney failure.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 2 at the Wittenberg Farm to celebrate his life.
Vern Arland Wittenberg was born on Aug. 31, 1938 in Bird Island to Loretta (Sprank) and Arnold Wittenberg. Vern joined the U.S. Army in 1957 and was stationed in Germany for the duration of his enlistment.
Vern married his wife, Maxine (Stadem) Wittenberg on May 14, 1960. They raised three sons, Dick, Danny and Vern Jr. During his lifetime, Vern enjoyed many activities such as attending auctions, hunting, fishing, camping and traveling with his family. Vern also enjoyed repairing Chusman scooters.
Vern owned the Video Connection in Clearbrook for 10 years and also sold farm machinery and worked as a cement finisher. Vern retired at age 60 and spent his years of retirement traveling and enjoying time with his five grandchildren: Cole, Cameron, Connor, Leah and Peyton.
Vern is survived by his wife, Maxine of Gonvick; sons, Dick and his wife Deb of St. Hilaire, Danny and his wife Shelly of Kimball, and Vern Jr., and his wife Kari of Gonvick; grandsons: Cole, Cameron and Connor; granddaughters: Leah and Peyton; sisters, brothers, and their spouses, Marvel and Charlie Johnson, Sandy and John Hatlestad, Pam Palmquist, Bob and Linda Wittenberg, Jerry and Sherry Wittenberg, Tom Wittenberg; and many nieces and nephews.
His parents and brothers, Dennis, Jack, Roger and Larry preceded him in death.