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Vern L. Kulberg, 76

Vern LeRoy Kulberg, age 76, of Delano, previously of Hector, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, at his home.

He was born Jan. 22, 1934, in Hector, to Albert and Anna (Lindquist) Kulberg.

Vern was united in marriage to Arlys Mae Paul March 4, 1961, in Buffalo Lake.

He was a proud employee of Red Owl Foods, and retired from SuperValu.

Vern’s focus was family and friends. He was a farmer at heart, working on the farm after marriage, at which point he moved to the cities for employment.

After retirement, Vern was a regular at the local coffee clutches; Edie Mae’s in the morning, and Coburn’s in the afternoon. He was a positive, giving soul who was loved by many.

Vern and Arlys enjoyed traveling, notably Germany and an extended stay in Alaska.

Vern was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Anna Kulberg; brothers Lawrence and Duane; and a sister, Ester Jensen.

He is survived by his wife, Arlys; son Ken; daughter-in-law Lorri; grandchildren Jesse (Jenna), Scott, and Melissa; great-grandchildren Connor, and Karly; brothers Clarence, and Walter; sisters Bev Peterson, Carol Ranzau, and Doris Hillman; brother-in-law Ray Jensen; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services took place Wednesday, Dec. 22 at 10:30 a.m. at Light of Christ Lutheran Church in Delano. Interment was at the Swedlanda Lutheran Church in Hector.

Visitation was Tuesday, Dec. 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Light of Christ Lutheran Church in Delano, and continued Wednesday for one hour prior to the services in the church.

Arrangements were by the Iten Funeral Homes.