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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Vernon LeRoy Boline
August 23, 1930 - May 3, 2019

Place of Birth: Ray, ND
Residence: Tioga, ND
Age: 88

Vernon LeRoy Boline, 88, of Tioga, ND, formerly of Ray, ND, passed away Friday, May 3, 2019 at the Tioga Medical Long Term Care Center in Tioga, North Dakota.

Vernon LeRoy Boline was born to Ben P. Boline and Blanche Arnold Boline on August 23, 1930 at their home in Oliver Township in North Dakota.

Vernon attended Stewart School through the 8th grade. He then helped his Dad and older brother, Harry farm, raise cattle and horses. Vernon loved horses and always had a dog; they were his pride and joy. He raised horses until he could no longer take care of them. Vernon enjoyed helping area farmers. When his brother Harry had a stroke, he took care of him until Harry entered the Bethel Home.

Vernon lost his right arm in a bailer accident, cutting hay at neighbors in the mid 80’s. He was determined to do most everything with one arm, including driving. Vernon was known for his need to speed and he never out grew that.

Vernon married Leona Hersel in Ray at the Ray Lutheran Church on the 7th day of October, 2000. They continued to live on the farm until Leona entered Bethel Home in Williston. Vernon later entered the Tioga Nursing Home.

Vernon was active in Oliver Farmers Union township board and Sons of Norway, Tioga. Vernon and Leona loved to dance and visit. They were on the go all the time.

Vernon is survived by his wife, Leona Boline of Bethel Home in Williston, North Dakota; three stepdaughters, Pat Schiele of Fullerton, California, Rita Snook of Golden, Colorado and LeAnn Hersel of Fullerton, California,; sister, Alice Kaldahl of Tioga, ND and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Iva Braaten, Ida Krause and Evelyn Tierney and two brothers, Harry and baby, Arthur.

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Cheryl and Bill Simpson (Ray, ND)
May 5, 2019
Vernon’s family, so very sorry to hear of his passing. He was one of the nicest people put on this earth. RIP Vernon
Bonnie Hodnefield (Williston, ND )
May 6, 2019
I am so very sad to hear of Vernon's passing. I always enjoyed talking horses with him, just to see his face light up. He was such a kind, sweet man whom i know will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers to the family of Vernon.
Alicia johnson (Owens cross roads, Al)
May 7, 2019
Vernon is my step great grandfather . He was the first person to take me driving at 12 years old and he gave me my very first horse he will be missed so much . RIP
Rita Snook (GOLDEN, CO)
May 7, 2019
I have very fond memories of the times I got to spend with Vernon! He was always smiling and so kind and friendly to everyone he met. He always looked so forward to us coming to visit him and was so much fun to be around. I will miss his funny little stories and that contagious smile and laugh of his. He always introduced me as one of his daughters and I was delighted that he was my step-father. I appreciate that he was a kind and loving husband to my Mother and that they had many happy years together! Rip Vernon. I will miss you but you will live forever in my heart.

Julaine Christensene (Douglas, Wyoming)
May 7, 2019
Vernon was one of the nicest, kindest people ever. I remember first meeting him when Doug and I would pack up the kids on a Sunday afternoon and drive out to see him, Doug loved visiting with him and he always had cookies for the kids. Vernon loved to dance and he was a good dancer and so never had any trouble finding a partner on the dance floor. He always was with a big smile on his face. Vernon left many with such fond forever memories. God bless you Vernon, and now you can "dance all over heaven".
Tonya Ouellette (Hanska, Minnesota )
May 7, 2019
Oh Vernon! You will be missed!! Vernon was my step grandfather. I spent MANY hours talking about horses with him. Some of my fondest memories are going out to the farm and helping with his stallion, halter breaking colts and even getting Vernon up to ride one of our horses in Colorado.
Dale & Kay Kruschwitz (Alamo, ND)
May 7, 2019
Saddened to hear of Vernon's passing. As his neighbors, we enjoyed our visits with him and his wife! They always exhibited "old time" values and the BEST in western virtues! Never did you go to Vernon's but coffee and a treat was offered and he took the time to care about his fellow man. God Bless Vernon! Dale & Kay Kruschwitz
Leon Helstad (Trout creek, MT)
May 7, 2019
Vernon's Family,
Sorry to hear of Vernon passing. He was a neighbor out at the farm, always enjoyed visiting with him. He was a very nice man, always smiling and he was funny. RIP Vernon
Leon & Kathy Lowdermilk (Epping , North Dakota)
May 7, 2019
We have lost a great friend & neighbor!
We always enjoy our times together; a fun loving sweet guy! Our thoughts & prayers to his extended family!
Charles & Lois Daniel (Ray, ND)
May 7, 2019
I think back of all the Thanksgivings and Christmas's we had out at your farm and at my grandma and grandpa's. Many fond memories dear cousin. RIP Vernon. See you some day.
Steve Helstad (Grand Forks , ND)
May 7, 2019
Vernons Family, Sorry to hear of Vernons passing. He lived right east of out farm, was a real hard worker and have known most of my lift and a true friend for sure. RIP Vernon
Justin (Greeley , CO)
May 7, 2019
Vernon was my step grandfather that could always make me smile ,he was a down-to-earth person. The minute I met him I instantly liked him He always trying to make his surroundings happy he was a guy that would put his needs last to make someone else happy he was such a character in good ways he will be missed and never forgotten
Mark and Laurie Wrolson (Williston , ND )
May 7, 2019
Vernon was a great man and I always enjoyed our visits when I was his Ups driver. We talked horses and farming and I always gave his dog a treat and that always made Vernon smile. He and Leona were such a cute happy couple and they loved to hit the dance floor, Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you
Judy Ross (Minot)
May 7, 2019
Sincere sympathy, Alice
Nancy Jorgensen Dyk (Bismarck, ND)
May 8, 2019
Vernon was one of the most genuine people I've ever met. He was friendly and kind to all. He and my dad were lifelong best friends. I always enjoyed visiting him on the farm. I imagine he and my dad are enjoying their reunion in heaven. My sympathies to his family. He will be missed.
Roger and Sandie Amundson (Mesa, AZ)
May 8, 2019
Our thought and prayers are with Vernon's family. He was a wonderful friend and neighbor.
Roger and Anne Lowers (Williston, ND)
May 9, 2019
Vernon was one of a kind, and growing up, and as an adult, always enjoyed visiting with him. As a young girl, I used to go with dad (Kermit Pederson) in the Farmers Union bulk truck delivering fuel to the farmers. That was when I first remember Vernon, his mother, and his brother. As I was older and lived in Williston, he would stop and visit when he was in town. We will miss his visits and smiling face.
Linda (Davidson) Wooters (Denton, TX)
Jun 22, 2019
Alice and extended family, I don't know how I missed seeing Vernon's obituary. I just noticed he had gone to be with the Lord when I saw Leona's obituary. May they be dancing together again in Heaven. Have soooooo many wonderful memories of Vernon. He was a caring, kind hearted man, and who could forget that smile. Oh yes, and indeed he could dance all night. Rest in Peace dear friend.
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