Vern O. Schusted Sr. of Braham, died on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Haven House in Cambridge, MN. He was 91 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at the St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Braham with Rev. Glenn Kleppe officiating.
VISITATION will be held from 5- 7 pm on Friday, November 28, 2014 at the Rock Ingebrand Chapel and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.
INTERMENT will be in the Rice Lake Cemetery in Braham.
Vern Oscar Schusted Sr., of Braham, joined his heavenly father on November 22, 2014. He died peacefully at the Haven House in Cambridge at the age of 91 years old.
Vern was born on May 18, 1923 to Oscar W. and Rose E. (Pahlow) Schusted in Carlton, Minnesota. He attended school in Clayton, Wisconsin. He met Marjorie Alice Most in Elk River, Minnesota. They were united in marriage on January 10, 1945 in Stillwater, Minnesota. To this union six children were born. Together the family settled in Braham where they have lived for over 50 years. For the last two years, Vern has resided at the Haven House in Cambridge, Minnesota.
Vern was a lifelong farmer and also worked at Dahlman Manufacturing before retiring after many years. His hobbies and interests included camping, fishing, hunting, gardening and whittling. He was an active member of the St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church of Braham and enjoyed his many days at the Grasston Senior Dining.
The family spent many happy camping weekends and vacations together; mostly remembered– Barnum, Fool’s Lake, and Aitkin Lake. Vern loved is wife, children, and grandchildren; especially all of the family gatherings and holidays. He was a good husband, father, grandfather, brother and friends. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Vern was preceded in death by his wife, parents, son Ricki Joe Schusted, and brother Edward.
He is survived by his children Vern Jr. (Sandra) Schusted of Braham, Rosemary (Michael) Miller of Ramsey; David (Sharry) Schusted of Cambridge; Sherill Hoskins of Champlin; and Sheree Schusted of Pine City; brother, Don Schusted of Montana; sisters, Lois Rolf of Alaska; Violet Cicchese of Wisconsin; Arlene Capra of Wisconsin; and Marlys Cain of Montana; grandchildren Sam (Jodi), Donza, Kelly, Bryan (Heather); Rachael, Blake, Ryan, Holly, Heather (Josh), Desirae, Jada and Bradyn; great grandchildren Kailey, Colton, Caleb, Shelby, Kyle, Janaya, Kristina, Justus, Shaun, Tyler, Trevor, Tanner, and Kate; and many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
A Funeral service was held on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at the St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church of Braham with Rev. Glenn Kleppe presiding. Casket bearers were Blake Schusted, Ryan Schusted, Bryan Pope, Sam Schusted, Mike Miller, and Colton Schusted. Music was provided by Carol Schmakel. Military Honors were provided by the Braham VFW Post # 1731. Interment was in the Rice Lake Cemetery of Braham. Arrangements are with the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home of Braham.