Died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on April 12, 2013 from complications of Parkinsons disease. Vern was born at home on the farm to Nels and Levena Ingvalson. He was Baptized, Confirmed and Married at Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church in rural Blooming Prairie, where he met his Soul-mate Marlene and were married for 60 years. He enlisted in the Air Force and graduated from the University of Minnesota. He went on to teach Agriculture, work for Minnesota Power and Light, and finish his career at Minnesota Farm Bureau as a Lobbyist. Together they had Three Children, Debra (Mark) Hurrle, Scott, Robyn (Jim) Tretter; Seven Grandchildren, Adam (Nicole), Eric, Brian, Jacob (Olivia) Andy & Danielle and 3 Great-Grandchildren, Alex, Ashleigh & Sierra. Vern was committed to his Christian Faith and showed it everyday on how he lived his life. A special Thank You to Lakeview Home Health Care & Hospice. Funeral Service 11am Tuesday, Woodbury Lutheran Church, 7380 Afton Rd, Woodbury with visitation one hour prior.