A celebration of life for Vernon Losse of Roseau will be held on Friday, November 6, 2020 from 5-7 PM at Helgeson Funeral Home in Roseau. Interment will be at a later date.
Vernon Roy Losse passed away peacefully at his home in Pinecreek, MN on November 1, 2020 at the age of 55. He was born March 16, 1965 in Kenosha, WI to Roy Losse and Lois (Kveen) Losse. He was the 4th son welcomed home by big brothers Franklyn, Randell and Mylan. The family moved to Grand Forks, ND then later to Salol, MN where he grew up on the family farm. He was very involved with the farm and also 4-H, which earned him trips to the Minnesota State Fair.
He was baptized in the Lutheran faith in Kenosha, WI and confirmed at the Norland Free Lutheran Church. He attended school in Roseau and graduated in 1983. He continued his education at Thief River Falls Community College.
Vernon was employed by Marvin Windows and Doors for a short time and later went to work at Polaris Industries where he was currently employed.
He was married in 1985 and out of that marriage he had two sons, Kevin and Justin. On November 24, 2007, Vernon married Lois Ann Delage in Hawaii and they made their home in Pinecreek, MN. He became dad to Bobby, Heidi, Lee and Crystal and was known as “Poppi” to his grandchildren.
Vernon was well liked by all; co-workers, friends and neighbors. Always willing to help, very thoughtful, dependable and he always had a smile. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and deer hunting with his buddies. Vernon had a love for NASCAR and would spend endless hours watching his favorite drivers on TV. In 2018 he received an awesome birthday present – a trip to the Coca Cola 600 race in Charlotte, NC.
He is survived by his wife of 14 years Lois; children Kevin (life partner Rob) of Coon Rapids, MN and Justin of Jamestown, ND; his mother Lois Losse of Roseau; siblings Franklin (Cheri) of Roseau, Randell (Toni) of Wasola, MO, Mylan (Carole) of Donaldson, MN, Georgia (Dan Drown) of Roseau, Melanie (Jim Gast) of West Fargo, ND; nieces and nephews Matthew and Michael Losse, Brandon (Mandi), Cody and Kati Warne, Hayden and Gracie Drown, Mollie and Carson Gast; Bobby Delage and his children Brendan and Alex of Fargo, ND, Heidi Ray (Rob) and their children HaileAnn, Sophie, and Zoe of Elizabeth City, NC; Lee LaRochelle (Brittany) and their children Aiden, Brooklyn, Aaliyah, and Bailey; Crystal LaRochelle of Crookston, MN; many uncles, aunts and cousins; and extended family which includes Lois’ sisters and brothers Barbara, Joe, Richard and Larry.
He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Losse; maternal grandparents George and Clara Kveen; paternal grandparents; sister-in-law Sherry; and numerous aunts and uncles.
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