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Vernon G. Seefeldt

September 9, 1917 — July 29, 2009

Vernon G. Seefeldt, 91 of Barnesville, Minnesota died Wednesday, July 29, 2009 in the Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Fargo. Vernon, son of Gustav and Anna (Wohlwend) Seefeldt, was born September 9, 1917 in Barnesville where he attended school and grew to manhood. After Vernon graduated from Barnesville High School in 1935 he worked for Standard oil and the City Bakery. Vernon married Gerri Kuhn on May 11, 1941 at St. James Church in Barnesville. The couple made their home in Barnesville until Vernon entered the United States Army Air Corps on March 2, 1942. Gerri followed Vernon from base to base across the states until he went overseas. He served as a supply Sergeant in the Pacific Theater of War serving in New Guinea, The Philippines and Luzon. After peace was declared, Vernon was sent with his unit to South Korea to help operate Kimpo Air Strip at Soule. He was honorably discharged on November 29, 1945 and returned home to Gerri in Barnesville where they raised their family. Vernon worked for the Barnesville Post Office for 36 years and retired as a rural mail carrier in 1978. Vernon also has a hobby business doing upholstery. He continued to live in Barnesville until the time of his death. Vernon was a member of St. James Untied Church of Christ and served on the church board. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post 4628 and the American legion Post 153 both in Barnesville. He was one of the oldest members of the Barnesville Rod and Gun Club. Vernon loved to hunt and fish but his real passion was trapping. He is survived by his wife Gerri of Barnesville; one son, Dana Seefeldt of Fargo; one daughter, Myla Dilbeck of Moorhead; three grandchildren, Bryce Korbel of Burnsville, Amber (Adam) Mangel of Moorhead and Cheslyn Dilbeck also of Moorhead; three great-grandchildren, Ella and Jaylen Mangel both at home in Moorhead and Chloe Korbel at home in Burnsville. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, Evangeline Seefeldt, Viola Ellefson, Fern Rogers-Reinholdt, Nola Saverein and one brother Lowell. Visitation: will be Sunday from 4:00 " 8:00 with a prayer service at 7:00 in the Dobmeier Funeral Home, Barnesville and two hours before the service at the church. Funeral service: will be Monday at 1:00 in St. James United Church of Christ, Barnesville. Interment: Rosemound Cemetery, Barnesville.
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