RED BULL Historic Military
Vehicle Association 

Remember our friend Vern S.,

He passed April 12, 2019

Vern S., our friend

We are grateful for the time that we were able to share with Vern.

Our fallen member, Vern Strehlow, passed quietly with his family near his side.  Please upload your favorite photos to share below.

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Vern S., you will be missed

How do you say goodbye to a good friend?

I hold many memories of our convoys together.

My condolences to your family and RedBull friends.

Louie & Gloria Larson

You lost a wonderful friend. He is with pa looking over their Families.

Sally Guerrero

Sorry to hear that bro. He was a good man!


Oh John, my condolences to you & your friend Vern. I will keep u all in my prayers.

Luv u,



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Vern to be laid to rest, details to follow.

Vernon "Vern" Strehlow

April 25, 1934 ~ April 12, 2019 (age 84)  


Vernon ‘Vern’ Gene Strehlow was born on the farm in New York Mills, Minnesota on April 25, 1934.  The oldest of 5 children, Vern attended a one room school house, about which he enjoyed telling his children and grandchildren of the 2 mile “all up hill, each way” daily walk to and from school. Following high school graduation Vern served in the United States Army at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Vern married the love of his life Marlene (Wallace) on August 8, 1959. Jokingly, Marlene would say she married him because he looked like a cross between Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash, but in reality they spent over 60 years together as devoted partners tackling life’s ups and downs with humility, humor and grace.

Memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019, 11:00 a.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior to the service.

Donations may be made to:

Hospice of Douglas County
809 Elm St Suite 1200, Alexandria MN 56308
Tel: 1-320-763-6018

Obituary:  Vernon "Vern" Strehlow

April 25, 1934 ~ April 12, 2019 (age 84)

A private ceremony at Camp Ripley at a later date, Vern will be interred there in a private ceremony.

15000 Highway 115

Little Falls, MN 56345-4173

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