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Vernon Glass

March 3, 1936 — April 1, 2024

Funeral Services for Vernon Glass, 88, of Hebron will be held at 11:00 a.m. CT., Friday, April 5, 2024 at St. John Church in Hebron with Pastor David Ling officiating. Burial will take place at St. John Cemetery. Military Honors will be presented by the Hebron American Legion Post 100.

Visitation will take place an hour prior to the service at the church.

Vernon passed away Monday, April 1, 2024 at Sanford Health in Bismarck.

On March 3, 1936, Vernon was born to Henry and Esther Glass of Hebron, ND. He attended country school and Hebron High School. He then worked at Kokkler’s Filling Station and at the Hebron Brick Company before volunteering for Army active duty June 12, 1957.  He married the love of his life, Gerry Nagel, on October 26, 1957 on the Army Base at Fort Riley, Kansas. While in basic training at Fort Riley, they lived in Junction City, Kansas, until he transferred to Bad Krueznach, Germany.

Vernon was assigned to the Co A 20th Transportation Battalion as a PFC who served as a Motor Vehicle Driver and Mechanics Badge Driver, and Sharpshooter (rifle).  He received a Good Conduct Medal and earned awards for safe driving and truck maintenance.  He was honorably discharged May 30, 1959. 

Upon returning to Hebron, he worked for Harry Rehm Trucking hauling cattle and brick until they moved out to their farm north of Hebron which was named a Centennial Farm (homesteaded by his grandpa Herman Glass) where he raised dairy and beef cattle.

Vernon served as Secretary of the Hebron Creamery Board, President of Farmers Elevator, President of the Senior Citizens Center, was a 4-H member and later leader, member of the Eagles, Jaycees, Hebron Saddle Club and St. John Church (where he served as Deacon for 12 years).

Throughout his life, he enjoyed farming and loved driving his family through National Parks, to garage sales, down the Enchanted Highway and anyplace else we wanted to go.  He also enjoyed playing the accordion, fishing, pinochle, rodeos, car races, fairs, watching westerns, puzzles, photography, the Norsk Hostfest, Hazen Jam Sessions, having coffee with friends and family, shooting pool and socializing with everyone.  

Vernon will be dearly missed by his family and is survived by his daughters, Tami (Joseph) Lucy, Powers Lake, ND and Lake Havasu City, AZ, and Valeri (Jerry) Wagner, Wimbledon, ND; son, Jeff (Julie Wooden) Glass, Hebron, ND; and sister, Charmayne (Anton Giger) Bell, Great Falls, MT.  He is also survived by grandchildren, Lexi and Jarard Lucy, Chastity (Mike) Beard and Fawn Wilde, and Gabby, Capri, Ari and Luke Wagner; and great grandchildren, Baylee and Landon Beard, Kily Durward and Alexa Hall.

He is reunited in heaven with Gerry, his wife of 65 years; his parents; brothers, Duane and Gary Glass; and grandson, Matthew Wagner.

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Service Schedule

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Funeral Service

Friday, April 5, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

St. John United Church of Christ

624 Church Avenue, hebron, ND

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