|Myrl Vettleson, 93|
|Written by TRF Times|
Plummer - Myrl Vettleson, 93, died on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at the Villa Nursing Home in Crookston.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 22 at Zion Lutheran Church in Oklee, with Rev. Margaret Jacobus officiating. Casket bearers included Wade Bergerson, Cory Jenkins, Brock Jenkins, Derick Vettleson, Nick Vettleson and Andrew Vettleson. Honorary casket bearers included Tracy Smith, Tamra Vasek, Robyn Morey, Erika Akason, Lindsay Rystad and friends Rocky Jasperson, Jim and Margaret Lavis and Alward Carruthers. Interment with military honors provided by American Legion Ecklund-Holmstrom Post 117, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2793 and Minnesota Army National Guard Honor Guard was held at the Greenwood Cemetery, Thief River Falls.
Myrl Andreas Vettleson was born on November 22, 1917 at his family farm near Highlanding, to William and Matilda (Florence) Vettleson, the fourth child of seven. He grew up on different family farms near Highlanding.
He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during World War II. Myrl met his future wife Bernice Jane Carruthers and the couple was married on April 11, 1945 in Reno, Nev. Shortly after getting married, he was sent to China, via India, on a flight over the “Hump” in Burma. He served in the African and Pacific Theaters.
After the service, Myrl returned to his bride and they purchased a farm Northeast of Plummer. Myrl milked cows and raised grain. In 1971, they sold their farm and moved to Parker, Ariz., where Myrl worked on a cotton farm. During the summer months, they would return to Plummer. He worked for area farmers until he was in his 80s. Bernice died in 2001. Myrl has lived at the Villa St. Vincent Nursing Home in Crookston since 2007.
Myrl enjoyed socializing and would catch a ride away from the nursing home to Plummer, where he would often enjoy having a stiff brandy. He enjoyed the Vettleson “get togethers.” Myrl was laid back and liked to find the good in everybody.
Myrl is survived by three children: Ilene Bergerson, Thief River Falls, Dana Jenkins, Thief River Falls, and Mark (Anita) Vettleson, Oklee; 11 grandchildren: Wade (Trudy) Bergerson, Tracy (Tim) Smith, Tamra Vasek, Robyn (Duane) Morey, Cory (Lorena) Jenkins, Brock Jenkins, Erika (Shevy) Akason, Derick (Lindsay) Vettleson, Lindsay (Mitch) Rystad, Nick Vettleson, Andrew Vettleson, 18 great-grandchildren: Alesha Bergerson, Brice Bergerson, Adam Danielson, Brandon Danielson, Joshua Bergerson, Christopher Person, Casey Krause, Dillon Bushelle, Justin Vasek, Logan Vasek, Aaron Carlson, Quincy Morey, Collin Morey, Kaiza Vettleson, Krimzen Akason, Brooklyn Akason, Regan Akason, Brody Rystad; great-great-grandson, Garrett Danielson; two sisters-in-law, Shirley and Lorena Vettleson; and several nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his wife Bernice in 2001; his parents; five brothers: Herbert Sr., Wilton, Lealand, Walter, Joseph; one sister Myrtle Howard; son-in-law, Jerry Jenkins; and great-grandson Blake Brekke.
Family condolences may be sent to www.johnsonfuneralservice.com.