Vernon D. Strandlund

Vernon Delbert Strandlund, of East Bethel, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2022, six years and six months to the day his beloved wife of almost 60 years, Carrol, went to heaven. Vern was 90 years old. 

Vern was born Aug. 3, 1931, in Brunswick to Leo and Ethel Strandlund. After serving our country in the Marines during the Korean War, Vern married Carrol Lucht. They raised their three sons on their farm in East Bethel, where Vern continued to live and farm even after Carrol passed. He was a diesel mechanic at Briggs Transportation and Midwest Diesel for many years and regularly enjoyed coffee time with a multitude of great friends. But Vern was happiest when he was surrounded by his family. He loved them dearly, especially his grandkids and great-grandkids. 

Vern was preceded in death by his wife, Carrol; his parents, Leo and Ethel; brothers, Archie and Ernest; and sister, Jeanne. He is survived by sons, Steve Sr. (Cyndi), Curt (Diane), and Mark (Tyra); grandchildren, Kristin (Sean), Katie (Igor), Steve Jr. (Kayti), Kyle, Kelli (Josh), Ashley (Andrew), Allison (Tucker), and Austin (Hanna); great-grandchildren, Isabella, Easton, Madeline, Mac, Hayden, Axel, Braden, Hudson, and Charlotte; brothers, John (Sharon) and Marvin; sister, Louise; nieces and nephews; and many friends.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 12, 2022, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3812 229th Avenue NW, St. Francis. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Interment will be in Oak Leaf Cemetery in East Bethel with Military Honors provided by the Isanti VFW. Online condolences can be made at  

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