Services for Richard J. Djernes

Richard J. Djernes, 71, of Clearbrook, MN, passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at Sanford Bagley Medical Center.
Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Crossroads Church in Bemidji, MN with Pastor John Szurpicki and Pastor Ken Blackwell officiating, and with a visitation one hour prior. Military Rites will be accorded by the Melvin Johnson American Legion Post #256 of Clearbrook, MN. Interment will be at Augustana Lutheran Cemetery. The Cease Funeral Home of Bagley, MN assisted the family with arrangements.
Richard was born on April 2, 1948 in Bagley, MN to John and Leona (Johnson) Djernes. He grew up in rural Clearbrook and graduated from Clearbook High School with the class of 1966. Richard entered into the U.S. Army in March of 1968 and was honorably discharged in March of 1970 with the rank of Sgt. He was united in marriage to Connie Hanson on April 3, 1971 in Bagley, MN.  He worked for Lakehead (Enbridge) Pipeline for over 40 years traveling to many places. Richard enjoyed farming and feeding wildlife. He loved to visit with friends and family and talking on the phone. 
He is survived by his wife, Connie Djernes; his son, Darren (Monica) Djernes; his siblings, Lynda (Gene) Arnold, Gail (Allen) Bjelland, Ken (Mona) Djernes, Kathy (Gordy) Hagen, and Larry (Karen) Djernes; his grandchildren, Christopher, Andrea, and Amy (Lucas) McArthur; and his great grandchildren, Eva and Avery McArthur.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Leona Djernes. 
Messages of condolence may be sent to

Richards Publishing

P.O. Box 159
239 2nd Ave
Gonvick, MN 56644
Telephone: (218) 487-5225

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