LaVerne D. Ingvalson

December 6, 1929April 12, 2013
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Age 83

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.


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Tuesday, April 16, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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April 23, 2013

My thoughts and prayers to you all during this time. What a wonderful man Vern was, and what great memories of the old Woodbury days. A warm, fun family. So sorry I was not able to attend the services. Thinking of you all,
Diane Flaherty Moyle
Combined Locks, WI

Neal Bauer

April 19, 2013

To the Ingvalson Family:

My best wishes and condolences for the loss of LaVerne. Verne, you fought a great fight and may your spirit live on.

Brent Ingvalson

April 19, 2013

Marlene, Debi, Robin, Scott,& Family.
Our sympathy,and prayers to all of you, during your time of saying good by for now!!
It was nice seeing Scott last evening. We talked, and laughed for a couple of hours.
Reading Vern's obituary, the last paragraph was everything I new of Uncle Vern. He truly was an eternal optimist!
Take care of each other! & God Bless.

Jude Scholz

April 18, 2013

Dear Friend, Marlene, So many smiles are brought to Bob and my heart as we think of the times spent together with you and Vern. Bowling, oh how he enjoyed it. Finding the Church we all enjoyed in Gulf Shores. How he would like to park at the end of the parking lots so we could all get exercise by walking. Loving the fact that he let us read the book he wrote, and what a great book it is!!!!! His quiet sense of humor. If I had to give just one word to sum him up I think it would be "Gentleman." He was everything a gentleman should be. We will miss him but we know we will see him again. We love you Marlene, light of his life. Bob and Jude

Amy Lund

April 17, 2013

Thinking of the Ingvalson family. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Robin Kinney

April 16, 2013

Dear Vern Ingvalson Family:
My thoughts and prayers are with you as the circle is closed on an amazing life and man. Vern was a great interview, mentor, co-worker, advisor and friend during my years as a reporter and Farm Bureau employee. His patience, kindness and enthusiasm for life was evident. As you all know he was a tireless advocate for his passions - his family, his faith and agriculture.
May he rest in eternal peace.

Kristin Harner

April 16, 2013

Ingvalson Family,
Thoughts and prayers for all of you. I feel very blessed to have had the opportunity to know and work with Vern. An amazing man who was a strong advocate for agriculture and farmers.

God be with all of you.
Kristin Harner
Minnesota Farm Bureau

Jane Barjesteh

April 16, 2013

Sympathy and prayers to Marlene, Deb and all of Vern's family. So sorry to hear of this great loss.

Dorothy Gargaro

April 16, 2013

Dear Marlene, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this sad time. Laverne loved his family so very much. He had so many gifts, and used them all. Ann is so proud to have the grandfather clock he built for her Grandma Mary and Grandpa John; it truly is a work of art. You and Laverne were such special friends to John & Mary. No doubt he's up in heaven with John and Mary and my husband John, too. God bless you all.XO

Dave Van Loh

April 15, 2013

Vern was one of the institutions around the capital representing agriculture via Farm Bureau. He really was a man of faith as he often shared his views with whoever would ask him the "reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear." Blessed be his memory. Dave Van Loh MFBF Board Member