|Remembering Vernon Lilleberg|
Vernon James Lilleberg, retired carpenter and cabinet maker, died Feb. 7 in Altru Hospital. He was 89.
Lilleberg was born Sept. 26, 1917, to Marcus and Inga (Hegg) Lilleberg at Cummings, N.D. He attended Ervin Township elementary and Buxton High School. He was confirmed at Highland Lutheran Church, rural Cummings, N.D. Lilleberg married Edith Johnson Nov. 9, 1939, and they were married more than 67 years.
He worked for Farmers Union Oil Company of Buxton for several years. He also managed the Farmers Union Lumber Yard. Vernon and Edith operated a cafe in Buxton for a few years, and in 1955 he and Edith moved to Grand Forks, where he worked as a carpenter and cabinet maker at UND until retiring in 1986.
Lilleberg was a member of the Valley Chordsmen Barbershop Chorus for over 30 years. He received the Barbershopper of the Year award in 1989. He loved music and his greatest enjoyment was singing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Helen and Mildred (Mrs. Hjalmer Braaten),and brothers Harvey, Irvin and Kenneth. His brother Kenneth passed away one day before Vernon.
He is survived by his wife, Edith, eight nephews and nieces, and many friends and neighbors.