Edward Burnell "Barney" IsaksonEdward Burnell "Barney" Isakson, 90, of LaMoure, ND passed away December 26, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family.
Barney was born on September 6, 1923 on the family farm in Gladstone Township to Ingval and Mabel (Peterson) Isakson. He attended country school in Gladstone Township, completing eighth grade. As the eldest son, the majority of his youth was spent helping his father on the farm. In 1941 he joined the CCC's and was sent to Miles City, Montana. He returned to the farm in 1942 and during WWII spent winters working at the Fairmont Creamery in Moorhead, MN producing dairy products for the military. After his mother passed away in 1948, he helped raise his two younger brothers, Howard and Dennis.