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Vernon Pautsch, of Grasston, passed away on Friday, March 12, 2021 at his home.  He was 70 years old.

PRIVATE FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora with Pastor Dean Oelfke officiating.


PUBLIC VISITATION will  be held from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 19, 2021 as well as one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

INTERMENT will be in the Grasston Union Cemetery.

Vernon Martin Pautsch, after a long battle, lost his fight with cancer and passed away on Friday, March 12, 2021 at his home in Grasston, MN. He was 70 years old.

Vernon was born on March 23, 1950 in Gaylord, MN and grew up on the family farm in rural Arlington, MN. He was baptized at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Gaylord and confirmed at American Lutheran Church in Gaylord. He attended Arlington-Green Isle Elementary and high school up to the 10th grade. He was united in marriage to Joanne Krebs on May 18, 1967 in Watertown, SD. They moved to Mora, MN where Vernon worked as a farm hand while Joanne looked after the farm family’s children.

After the birth of their first child, they moved to Grasston, MN. Vernon held many jobs ranging from working at the alfalfa plant in Grasston, over-the-road truck driving, running a business repairing farm equipment, to driving truck for Hass Construction in Ogilvie until he retired in 2016. Vernon was the owner of The Exotic Animal and Fowl Auction from 1992 to 2019. The auction was held multiple times a year in many different places ranging from Mora, Pierz, Perham, and Long Prairie. Vernon enjoyed farming and working with animals. He had many animals of his own from many kinds of birds, fox, rabbits, bear, deer, but most of all cattle. He tended to his cattle even after retirement for as long as he was able.

He is preceded in death by his wife Joanne, parents Fredrich and Frieda (Otto) Pautsch, brothers, Duane Pautsch, Garhard “Gary” Pautsch, and Marvin Pautsch, father and mother in-law Carl and Alberta (Wendorff) Krebs.

Vernon is survived by his daughter Kristine (James) Lindgren, of Grasston – with their children: Amanda (Ryan) Thomas (great grandchildren Katelynn, Chester, Kaira, and baby), Crystal Lindgren (great grandchildren Eowyn and Emory Hart), and Douglas Lindgren; son Chad (Renee) Pautsch of Ava, MO-with their children Christopher Reed, Jeffery Baskin, and Taylor “Marshall” Baskin; son Karl (Sara) Pautsch of Braham – with their children Jacob, Gary, and Hazel; daughter Kim (Caleb) Christenson of Mora – with their children Dakotah, Charisma, and Caleb Jr “CJ” Christenson; brother Bob (fiancé Judy Gaare) Pautsch of Arlington; sister Jan (Dale) Wark of Arlington; and many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.


6 thoughts on “VERNON PAUTSCH”

  1. So sorry to hear of the loss of your father. He was a good friend and we enjoyed spending time with him in past years. We will miss him

  2. Vern was a hardworking man, who will be missed dearly. He taught many to take no guff; except, of course, the guff he was giving. He was both deeply compassionate and harmlessly terrifying in a way only he could be. I learned a great deal from him about the value of an honest day’s work. My deepest sympathies to your family.

  3. Vern was one of many first line cousins in our family, and will be missed. I have many good memories of him being a man easy to talk with, friendly and an interesting sense of humor.
    Our younger days of visits at the family farm were full of fun, especially with the riding horses and our adventures of close call incidents where we could have been hurt but had fun. I think I could write a book of stories about those times.
    Vern also liked to stop at our house to visit with my wife and I in Bloomington, when he could get to the metro area. He will definitely be missed. We wish you good Luck and hope you can take our love with you.
    Fred and Colleen Buck. Bloomington MN.

  4. Vern was a good neighbor to have. Always friendly and nice. He will be missed.
    Wayde and Pam Sward

  5. Sorry Vern lost his fight. He was a very nice person and a good neighbor. We will miss him.

  6. Vern helped us transfer cattle to K&R and others.. He was a regular at the Hay auctions. He will be missed by the farm community.

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