Vernon M. Piri

Vernon M. Piri, 90, of Deer River died Thursday, November 28, 2019 at the Homestead Living and Rehab Center in Deer River.

Born on January 14, 1929 in Menahga, MN he was the son of Andrew & Lydia (Newhouse) Piri. He spent time in the Navy, was a Veteran of the Korean War. Vernon farmed and worked for 32 years for US Steel.

He was preceded in death by: his parents, 11 siblings, wives: Alice (Isaacs) Piri in 1992, Evelyn (Lindgren) Piri in 2006, Mildred (Wirta) Piri on November 18, 2019 and a step-son Cary Wirta.

Survivors include: Children with Alice, Dave (Laverne) Piri, Deb (P.D.) Johnson, Diane (Bob Krutz) Piri, and Dean (Kathy) Piri. Survivors with Evelyn: Step-sons Ron Lindgren, Mike Lindgren. Survivors with Mildred: Step-son Larry (Toni) Wirta, step-daughters Barb (Charles) Russell and Darla Anderson. 9 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, several step-grandchildren & step-great grandchildren, nieces & nephews.

Visitation will be from 10:00 until 11:00 service on Wednesday December 4, 2019 at the Deer River Independent Apostolic Lutheran Church. Interment will be in Lindenwood Cemetery Deer River, MN.

Thank you to Homestead Living and Rehab Center in Deer River and Essentia Hospice for their kindness and excellent care given to Vern.

Funeral arrangements by Carroll Funeral Home, Deer River & Bigfork, Minnesota.

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