Vernol W. Wieberdink, age 88, of Willmar, died Wednesday, Jan 1, at Bethesda Club Suites in Willmar. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Jan 4, at First Christian Reformed Church in Prinsburg. Interment will be at Holland Township Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Jan 3, at First Christian Reformed Church and will continue for one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are with Tri-County Funeral Home in Prinsburg. Vernol Wayne Wieberdink was born on October 9, 1931, on a farm northwest of Prinsburg, the son of William and Helena (Van Der Bill) Wieberdink. He grew up in Prinsburg, was baptized and made his profession of Faith at First Christian Reformed Church. He received his education at Central Minnesota Christian School. Following school, Vernol worked on the family farm with his father. He met Bonnie Mae Zuroff in Willmar while he was bowling upstairs and she was roller skating downstairs. They were married on June 7, 1956, and to this union they were blessed with two wonderful daughters, Roxanne and Patricia. Vernol and Bonnie farmed near Prinsburg their entire life until Vernol retired in 1989. Throughout retirement, they enjoyed riding horse many weekends with friends at the river bottom in the Upper Sioux Agency, Sibley State Park, around their farms and even in the Black Hills during a couple of vacations. In 2007, they sold their farm site and built a home in Willmar. Vernol was a lifetime member of First Christian Reformed Church. He enjoyed family, farming, horses and daily walks. Vernol cherished his 63 years of marriage to Bonnie. He is survived by his loving wife, Bonnie of Willmar; two daughters, Roxanne (and Randall) Kroese of LeMars, IA., and Patricia (and Mitchell) Marcus of St. Peter; four grandchildren, Heather (and Jeff) Mackey, Nicole (and Curtis) Strong, Ashley (and Kyle) Mick and Brandon (and Katherine) Marcus; three great grandchildren, Spencer and Taylor Mackey and Owen Mick. Also surviving are two sisters, Beverly (and Mel) Ryks of Raymond and Sandra Slagter of Grand Rapids, MI., besides other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister and brother-in-law, Lorraine and Gordon Breems and brother-in-law, Lowell Slagter.
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