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Vernon Ide, 67

Vernon Albert Herman Ide, age 67, of rural Glencoe, died early Saturday morning, Oct. 8, 2005 at the Delano Healthcare Center.

He was born Feb. 16, 1938 in Glencoe, the son of Ewald and Alma Dose Ide.

Vernon was baptized March 6, 1938 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church of Lester Prairie by the Rev. J. S. Schert. He was confirmed in the Christian faith April 6, 1952 at the same church by the Rev. William L. Erb. His confirmation memory verse was Colossians 3: 17, “And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.”

Vernon attended school at District 34 for three years, St. Peter’s Lutheran School for six years, and Lester Prairie High School for one and one-half years. He later attended Dunwoody Institute for two years.

He was employed as a mechanic at Harpels of Glencoe for several years. Vernon then farmed with his father on the Ide homestead until his marriage.

Vernon was joined in holy marriage to Edna M. Busch Aug. 17, 1968 at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Belle Plaine by the Rev. Vernon Bigalk. Their marriage was blessed with three children: Teresa, Faye, and Ryan.

Vernon and Edna farmed the Ide homestead. Vernon also owned a trailer court in Bergen Township, and operated a trucking business.

Vernon enjoyed his family, grandchildren, farming, growing tomatoes, playing cards, woodworking, traveling, old time music, and visiting with people.

He was a faithful, lifetime member of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie, serving in The Young People’s Society, and also as an usher and a council member.

Vernon is survived by his wife, Edna M. Ide; three children: Teresa (Jeffrey) Brelje of Glencoe, Faye (Curtis) Anderson of Fayetteville, N.C., and Ryan Ide of Glencoe; grandchildren Ariel and Austin Brelje; mother-in-law Myrtle Busch of Glencoe; sisters-in-law Audrey Ide of Lester Prairie, and Dorothy Ide of Hutchinson, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Violet and Wayne Selchow of Lester Prairie; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ewald and Alma (Dose) Ide; a sister and a brother-inlaw, Verdella and Harold Bullert; brothers Hillard and Dennis Ide; and his father-inlaw, George Busch.

Funeral services were Thursday, Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie with the Rev. Gerald Schwanke officiating. Interment followed at St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Cemetery.

Kay Gueningsman was the organist for the funeral service. James Ide was the soloist, and he sang “In the Garden.” Congregational hymns were “In the Cross of Christ I Glory,” I’m But a Stranger Here,” and “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.”

Friends called at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 4 to 9 p.m., with a prayer service at 8:45 p.m.

Casket bearers were Brian Bullert, Du Wayne Bullert, Fredric Bullert, Keith Ide, Larry Ide, and Glenn Selchow.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.

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