Vernon C. Edstrom August 25, 1940 - July 10, 2021

Edstrom

Vernon C.

Mendota Heights

1940 – 2021

Departed at age 80 on July 10, at home surrounded by his beloved wife of 53 years and two dear daughters. Vern was preceded in death by father, Leslie; mother, Eleanor; and sister, Audrey Handley. Survived by wife, Brigitte; daughter Dorette Parnell (Christopher); daughter Romelle Edstrom (Cameron Luitjens); and cherished granddaughter, Lexie Parnell.

Visitation 5-7pm Friday, July 23, at Willwerscheid West Heights (235 Wentworth Ave W, West St. Paul) and mass 10am Saturday, July 24, at Church of the Assumption (51 W Seventh Street, St. Paul). Interment with military honors on future date at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Mayo Clinic (https://philanthropy.mayoclinic.org/donateMC) in Vern’s honor.

 

 

Visitation 5-7pm Friday, July 23, at Willwerscheid West Heights (235 Wentworth Ave W, West St. Paul) and mass 10am Saturday, July 24, at Church of the Assumption (51 W Seventh Street, St. Paul).

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    Christina McGraw says

    Brigitte, Dorette, Romelle, and Lexie my heart is so heavy for all of you. I’m very sorry for your loss. Vern was such a nice man with a happy and welcoming smile. I know he will be greatly missed. I’m thankful his passing was peaceful and that he was surrounded with love. Please pass along a birthday hug to Brigitte. With much love, Chris McGraw

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    Heidi Soll says

    Hello Romelle, Brigitte and Dorette and family – I”m so sorry to hear of the loss of Vern. Even seeing this picture of him just brings a smile to my face and tears to my eyes. I can’t imagine the pain you are feeling but I have you all in my thoughts and am sending love and hugs.

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    Richard Ohnstad says

    Brigitte, I’m so very sorry to hear of your loss. It’s been nearly 40 years since Vern and I were workmates, but I remember very well his ready smile and great sense of humor, and what an easy guy to work with.

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    Patrick and Birgit says

    Dear Brigitte, Dorette and Romelle,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. And a loss to so many Friends. Vern was one of a kind .probably my oldest friend. We had so many times together, most of them laughing. And I felt so Privileged to be allowed to walk the neighborhood, pushing Dorette and Romelle in their strollers . Out for a stroll.. This was an honor for me.. Pat and Birgit

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