AKKERMAN-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Virgil R. Narveson, of Mora, passed away on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at the FirstLight Health System in Mora. He was 83 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Mora.
VISITATION will be held 1 hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.
INTERMENT will be at the Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.
Virgil Ronald Narveson, of Mora, died on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at the FirstLight Health System after a long battle with cancer. He was 83 years old.
He was born on June 25, 1934 in Grand Meadow, MN to Obert and Stella (Rasmussen) Narveson. He grew up on the family farm in Grand Meadow, graduating from Stewartville High School in 1952. In his younger years, Virgil was very active in 4-H. He won ten state fair trips with his dairy cattle. He won the first Liebenstien award for outstanding achievements in 4-H at the age of 21.
He was united in marriage to Lois Walker on January 22, 1956. To this union four children were born. Virgil and Lois also raised a foster son, Ron Hines. They moved to Kanabec County in February 1959 and bought a dairy farm. Virgil was a great dairy farmer, worked for Land-O-Lakes for seven years. He worked for Associated Milk Producers for thirteen years, retiring in January 1998. He served on the Whited Township board from 1960 to 1975. He was a county commissioner from 1975 to 1985. He was on the hospital board and the Calvary Lutheran Church board. He was a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church since 1959.
He loved to go fishing in Canada; and playing cards, especially aggravation and blackjack. Virgil loved to travel and went on nine cruises, trips to Hawaii and Branson, MO. After retirement Virgil and Lois moved into Mora in 1998 and have lived there since. They spent 16 winters in Mission, TX. Virgil just loved it there.
Virgil was a very kind and loving husband, dad and grandfather. He was so proud of his family. He really loved his three great granddaughters. Virgil was always ready to help anyone in need.
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandchild Nathan Barber, two brothers, Clayton and Allan, sister-in-law Ardyce Narveson, brothers-in-law Roger Walker and Loren Fisk and sister-in-law Margaret Walker.
He is survived by wife of 61 years of marriage, Lois; children Gary Narveson of Mora, Rick Narveson of Mora, Jean (Brad) Barber of Dodge Center, MN, Vicki (Randy) Terpstra of Mora, and Ronald (Irene) Hines of Mora; grandchildren Nicole Amann (Ryan Lezer), Trent (Sarah) Terpstra, Braden (Bridgett) Barber, Jacqi Barber, Curt (Jenny) Hines, and Christine Hines; great grandchildren Kyla and Leddy Amann and Skylar Terpstra; sisters-in-law Peggy Narveson and Dolores Fisk; brother-in-law Ed (Maggie) Walker ; plus many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
We would like to thank the staff at St. Croix Hospice for the exceptional care and comfort they provided for the last two years for Virgil, and the whole family. A special thanks to Sharon, Deb, Jami and Nikita.