Milton Aasness Obituary

Milton Merlin Aasness
Milton Merlin Aasness

December 24, 1931 - July 4, 2017
Born in Doran, MN
Resided in Fergus Falls, MN


Milt Aasness, 85, of Fergus Falls, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017 of natural causes, while maintaining his beloved hunting land on the family farm.

Milton Merlin Aasness Jr. was born on December 24, 1931, near Doran, Minnesota on the family farm, the son of Milton and Mabel (Oksness) Aasness. He went to the Doran School through the eighth grade, and then attended Breckenridge High School. Milt joined the U.S. Army in 1954, serving two years at Ft. Benning in Georgia as a Tank Commander.

Milton and Beverly Johnson were married on April 25, 1955, in the Augustana Lutheran Church in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. After their marriage they lived in Fergus Falls. Milt was employed with Minnesota Motor Company for forty years and retired as a Parts Manager. He also grain farmed for many years evenings and weekends and served twenty-one years on the Fergus Falls Fire Department. Milt enjoyed playing on town and church baseball, softball and basketball teams, switching to golf in his later years. He was an outdoorsman and an avid hunter, enjoying hunting pheasants, grouse, deer and geese many times with his good friend, Bud Grant. Milt and Bev wintered twenty years in the McAllen, Texas area. After losing his wife in 2008, he found great comfort in his involvement with Zion Lutheran Church as well as time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by four daughters, Pamela Hanson of Perham, Susan (Joel) Peterson of Battle Lake, Sharon (Jeff) Benson of Lakeville and Debra (Tom) Wynn of Bloomington; eight grandchildren, Brent (Sara) Hanson, Sara Hanson, Tiara (Joe) Smith, Malia (Mat) Lehnertz, Jenna (Stephen) Vikla, Jarrett Benson, and Adam and Alyssa Wynn; great-grandchildren, Bennett Weisz; Phelan, Coco and Ellie Smith; Quinn and Lille Hanson; and Beverly and Joey Lehnertz; brother, Paul (Phyllis) Aasness; sisters, Laurel (Bud) Malmstrom, Junice (Al) Sandness, Mary Ann (Jim) Quitno, Sonja (Rich) Johnson and Carol (Al) Domke; sister-in-law, Elaine Holmen and by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Memorials are preferred to Zion Lutheran Church.

Visitation: 4 PM - 7 PM Friday, with a 6:30 PM Prayer Service, at Glende-Nilson Funeral Home, Fergus Falls, and one hour prior to services at the church.

Funeral Service: 2 PM Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Zion Lutheran Church, Fergus Falls

Clergy: Reverend Christopher Eldredge

Military Honors: American Legion Post 30 and VFW 612 Fergus Falls

Interment: Oak Grove Cemetery, Fergus Falls

Online Guestbook:

Milt's Memorial Folder




Glende-Nilson Funeral Home
301 Washington Ave. E.
Fergus Falls, MN US 56537
Friday, July 7, 2017
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday, July 8, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Zion Lutheran Church
202 E Summit Ave
Fergus Falls, MN US 56537
Saturday, July 8, 2017
2:00 PM
Oak Grove Cemetery
1509 E Mt Faith Ave
Fergus Falls, MN US 56537
Saturday, July 8, 2017


Zion Lutheran Church
202 East Summit Avenue
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
"As the grains of wheat...Zion grows and serves"