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Dellas Disrud

August 7, 1938 — February 2, 2024

Fosston, MN

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Dellas Disrud, age 85, of rural Fosston, MN, passed away on Friday, February 2nd, at Essentia First Care Living Center in Fosston. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 8th, at Vernes Lutheran Church, rural Trail, MN with the Rev. Lee Laaveg officiating. Interment will be in Vernes Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Wednesday, February 7th, at the Carlin Funeral Home in Fosston. There will also be reviewal for one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church. Military honors will be provided by the Army National Guard Honors Team. Arrangements are with Carlin Family Funeral Service of Fosston and messages of condolence may be shared at www.carlinfuneral.com.  

Dellas Dale Disrud was born on August 7, 1938, in Hill River Township to parents Melvin and Alice (Miller) Disrud at his grandparents’ home, the third of six children. When his older sister, Marge, started school, Dellas (age 4) was determined to go too. He packed his lunch and followed them every day across the field to the country school until the teacher said he could just as well start first grade being he was there every day anyway. So, at age 16, he graduated from Fosston High School in 1956.

After high school, he worked in Montana and Duluth and then started work at John Deere in Fosston where he worked for several years.

Dellas was united in marriage to Violet Magnell in 1961 at McIntosh, Minnesota. To this union, two sons were born, Dale and Jeffrey. In 1966, they went into the chicken business with layer hens. Starting with 6,000 hens and later 66,000. Dellas employed neighbors and high school students to haul new hens in and older ones out of the chicken houses. Neighborhood ladies were hired to help gather eggs. Tragedy struck in 1984 when the bigger of the barns burned. After this, he went back to his love of full-time farming the land.

Dellas entered the United States Army in October of 1961 and served in Fort Lee, Virginia. He received his honorable discharge in October of 1963 and continued to serve in the Reserves until 1967.

Dellas was an active member of Vernes Lutheran Church where he served in numerous positions. He was on the church board at the time the new church was built. He was on the Hill River Township Board for 18 years, 16 as Chairman. He also served with East Polk ASCS, Director with the Fosston Co-op Elevator for 9 years, and the Fosston Jaycees. He also was a member of the Fosston American Legion.  In 1987, he was a charter member and the first president of the Vernes Cemetery Association.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, playing cards, and farming (especially with his John Deeres). Dellas and Vi spent several winters in Arizona. He will be dearly missed. 

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Violet, of Fosston; two sons, Dale (fiancé, Jean Peck) of Fosston, and Jeffrey (Amy) of Dallas, GA; grandson, Logan; step granddaughters, Kim (Steve) Hagen and Sharee Schnoeblen; step great grandchildren, MacKinzey, Ajla, Penelope, Mason, Tristan, Brooks, and Kyler.

Also surviving is one brother, Timothy (Denise) of Fosston; sister, Donna (John) Peterson of McIntosh, MN; sisters-in-law, Shirley (Darrow) Lundeen of Oklee, MN and Shirley Disrud of Blaine, MN; and brother-in-law Ronald (Mary Ann) Juve of Erskine, MN. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Alice; in-laws, Otto and Sylvia Magnell; granddaughter, Jade Disrud; brother, Gordon; sister, Marge (Don) Bolme; sister, Janice Juve; sister-in-law, Muriel (Lyle) Mandt; brother-in-law, Charles (Corlan) Magnell; nephews, Brian Peterson, Jason Magnell, Lance Mandt, and Loren Juve; step grandsons, Brandon Williamson and Garret Halland; and niece, Annette Magnell.


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