|Birth: ||Dec. 3, 1925|
|Death: ||Dec. 21, 2009|
Merrill Harlen Barsness was the son of Melvin and Edna Mary (Juenke) Barsness. Merrill was one of 5 children: Fern, Maynard, Merrill, Marshall, & Lois, in that order.
Merrill married Erva Mae Brown in Park Rapids, Minnesota on May 21, 1949. Merrill and Erva had three children: Sheryll, Terance, and Scott.
Obit located in the Bemidji Pioneer newspaper on 12/24/2009, page #3:
Merrill H. Barsness Dec. 3, 1925 - Dec 21, 2009.
Merrill H "Pops" Barsness, 84, of Forest Lake, Minn., died Monday, Dec. 21, 2009 in North Branch, Minn.
A celebration of life service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 27, Immanuel Church, 9511 W. Broadway Ave., Forest Lake. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Mattson Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Forest Lake assisted the family with arrangements.
He was born Dec. 3, 1925, to Melvin and Edna Barsness in Cass Lake. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a gunner on a submarine chaser.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his children, Sheryll L. Morrison, Terance D. Barsness and Scott A. (Lori) Barsness; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; brother, Marshall (Julie) Barsness; and sisters, Fern Rogers and Lois Myers.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Erva ; brother, Maynard; and a son-in-law.
1930 United States Federal Census
about Merrill Barsness
Name: Merrill Barsness
Home in 1930: Cass Lake, Cass, Minnesota
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1926
Relation to Head-of-house: Son
Father's Name: Melvin
Mother's Name: Edna M
Household Members: Name Age
Melvin Barsness 35
Edna M Barsness 30
Fern M Barsness 9
Maynard C Barsness 7
Merrill Barsness 4
Marshall Barsness 3
Lois Barsness 7/12
1940 United States Federal Census
about Merrill H Barsness
Name:Merrill H Barsness
Estimated Birth Year:abt 1926
Relation to Head of House:Son
Home in 1940:Farden, Hubbard, Minnesota
Inferred Residence in 1935:Rural, Cass, Minnesota
Residence in 1935:Rural, Cass, Minnesota
Resident on farm in 1935:Yes
Attended School or College:Yes
Highest Grade Completed:Elementary school, 7th grade
Melvin Barsness 46
Maynard S Barsness 17
Merrill H Barsness 14
Marshall F Barsness 13
Melvin Barsness (1894 - 1972)
Edna Mary Anna Juenke Barsness (1899 - 1930)
Erva Mae Brown Barsness (1922 - 2003)
Fern Marion Barsness Rogers (1920 - 2011)*
Maynard Cleon Barsness (1922 - 1945)*
Maynard C Barsness (1923 - 1945)*
Merrill Harlen Barsness (1925 - 2009)
Green Lea Cemetery
Created by: david long
Record added: Aug 03, 2010
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