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Vernon Olhoft

October 2, 1926 — April 24, 2013

Vernon Olhoft

Funeral Service for Vernon "Bubby" Olhoft, age 86, of Norcross, Minnesota will be held Monday, April 29, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Herman, Minnesota with Rev. Darrell Boe officiating. Interment will be in Lakeside Cemetery, rural Herman. Military rites will be provided by the Walter Larson American Legion Post #378 of which he was proud to be an active member. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service time at the church. Vernon Wayne Olhoft was born on October 2, 1926 in Norcross, Minnesota to William and Ethel (Cummings) Olhoft. He was confirmed on April 2, 1939 at Faith Evangelical Church in Norcross. He attended both schools in Norcross through the eight grade and continued working on the family farm. He entered the United States Army on December 5, 1945 and served until his honorable discharge on December 16, 1946. For his service he received the Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Army of Occupation Medal (Germany). Following his service he was united in marriage to his sweetheart and friend Madge in 1954. The couple resided in California where Bubby was employed as a welder and cement finisher. Bubby returned to Norcross in the 70's where he worked for area farmers until his retirement. Bubby enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and the company of his cat "Tommy". Bubby passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Center in Hoffman, Minnesota. Bubby is survived by his "Granddaughter of the Heart" Carla, her husband Chad Benson and their children Devon and Summer of Elbow Lake, Minnesota; one brother in law Folkert Bruns of Herman; nieces and nephews: Lyndon and Jean Bruns, Sheryl and Blake DeCamp, Debra Olhoft and Pamela Olhoft; as well as several great-nieces and great-nephews. Bubby was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and siblings: Gladys, Walter, Alice, Lawrence, William and Kenneth.
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