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Kenneth A. Vetren

Kenneth A. Vetren

Kenney Vetren, 77, Fargo, ND passed away on Saturday, August 16, 2014 under the care of his family and comfort care at Sanford Health, Fargo, after a courageous battle with cancer. Kenneth Allen Vetren was born January 15, 1937 in Langdon, ND to Arthur and Cora (Flaten) Vetren. He graduated from high school in 1955 in Milton, ND. Following graduation, Kenney enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served until 1960. After his honorable discharge from the Navy, he moved to Fargo and worked as a finish carpenter until retiring in 2002.

On November 23, 1991 he was united in marriage to Shirley Orseth at Hope Lutheran Church, Fargo.

Kenney was a lifelong member of the VFW and an active member of Hope Lutheran Church. He greatly enjoyed being outdoors, whether it be hunting, fishing, or gardening. Kenney and Shirley even entered some of their canned goods in the Red River Valley Fair, winning frequently. He cherished the time he spent with his family, especially his grandkids.

He is survived his wife of nearly 23 years, Shirley; children, Roxanne, Robbie Sue, Cheryl; grandchildren, Robert, Lexi, Aaron, Rachel, Richard; great-grandchildren, Makenzie, Caleb, and Hank; and sister, Arlene Vinge.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Theodore, Edwin, Carroll, and Evonne.

There will be a funeral service at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at Hope Lutheran Church, North Campus, Fargo with a visitation one hour prior.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Hope Lutheran Church.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. To sign the online guestbook, please visit