A Memorial Service for Vernon Baldry, 94, of Dumont, Minnesota will be held Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at the Bethlehem Covenant Church in Wheaton, Minnesota with Pastor Tim Shekleton officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church. Vernon Charles Baldry was born on October 6, 1917, on his parents farm in Stevens County, MN. He was baptized and confirmed in the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church near Johnson. He later joined the St. Johns Lutheran Church of Dumont. When it closed, he joined the Bethlehem Covenant Church of Wheaton. Vernon attended the Rural School District 59, Traverse County and went on to the West Central School of Agriculture (WCSA) in Morris, graduating in 1934. The following winter, he took a business course at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Vernon returned home to the farm in Dollymount Township in Traverse County, and worked with his father and brothers on the family farm. When his parents retired, Vernon and his two brothers Leonard and Kenny began farming together. In 1956 he purchased the Art Neill farm in Leonardsville Twp. On March 9, 1957 he married Roselle Byman. To this union, a son Cal and a daughter Ian were born. He lived his entire life on the farm, staying active in the operation into his 80s, and keeping up with the yard work into his 90s. Vernon was on the Dumont Elevator Board for several years and was a trustee for the St. Johns Dumont Church. Fishing was his favorite hobby and he enjoyed the trips with all of his fishing partners over the years. Vern also enjoyed bowling and travel. He visited every state except Delaware and Hawaii. He was an avid fan of all sports, but especially liked baseball and football. Vernon enjoyed taking in family events including Baldry and Berg reunions and his granddaughters activities. His big smile, patience, and kindness will be missed. Vernon passed away January 14, 2012 at the Traverse Care Center in Wheaton. Vernon is survived by his wife of 54 years, Roselle, son Cal (Shalimar) of Plymouth/Dumont, daughter Ian of St. Louis Park, granddaughter Emma, sister Marceille Babe (Reg) Power of Alexandria, sisters-in-law Frankie Baldry and Dorothy Baldry of Wheaton, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Russ and Ella Baldry, sister Lorraine Toots McGee, brothers Leonard Baldry and Kenneth Baldry, brother-in-law Leo McGee, and nephew Gary Power.