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Published December 16, 2013, 12:00 AM

John “Jack” K. Vining

John “Jack” K. Vining, 85 of Leonard, ND, passed away on Friday, December 13, 2013 at his home.

Jack was born on August 30, 1928 in Fargo, ND to Lenley and Marion (O’Bleness) Vining. He graduated from Chaffee High School and attended Concordia College. Jack served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. On May 11, 1954, he married Eva Hromick in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Jack spent his working years as both a farmer in the Chaffee area and as an aerial crop sprayer.

John “Jack” K. Vining

John “Jack” K. Vining, 85 of Leonard, ND, passed away on Friday, December 13, 2013 at his home.

Jack was born on August 30, 1928 in Fargo, ND to Lenley and Marion (O’Bleness) Vining. He graduated from Chaffee High School and attended Concordia College. Jack served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. On May 11, 1954, he married Eva Hromick in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Jack spent his working years as both a farmer in the Chaffee area and as an aerial crop sprayer.

Jack enjoyed flying, hunting and making deer sausage, photography and visiting with family and friends. He was a lifelong member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in rural Leonard and served on the church council as Treasurer. He also served on the Chaffee School Board, C & L Elevator Board and was a charter member and secretary of the Chaffee Lions Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Bill.

Jack is survived by his wife, Eva; son, Randall (Kathy) Vining; daughters, Sherry Vining and Kimberly (Steve) Malakowsky; grandchildren, Natalia, Stephanie and Bryan; great-granddaughters, Dalice and Taylor; brother, Clifford (Darlene) Vining; sisters-in-law, Naomi Vining and Verna Erdman and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation: Tuesday, December 17 from 5-7 pm at West Funeral Home, Casselton and also one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.

Prayer Service: Tuesday at 7:00 pm at the funeral home.

Memorial Service: Wednesday, December 18 at 2:00 pm at St. Peter Lutheran Church, rural Leonard, ND.

Final Resting Place: Watson Cemetery, rural Leonard, ND.

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