Aaron "Bud" Vance Hook, 83
Aaron "Bud" Vance Hook, 83, of Viking, Minn., died on Friday, Feb. 16, 2007, at Thief River Care Center in Thief River Falls. A funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at Zion Lutheran Church in Viking, Minn., with Rev. Luther Peterson offic...
Aaron "Bud" Vance Hook, 83, of Viking, Minn., died on Friday, Feb. 16, 2007, at Thief River Care Center in Thief River Falls.
A funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at Zion Lutheran Church in Viking, Minn., with Rev. Luther Peterson officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls with a 7 p.m. prayer service and for one hour prior to the funeral on Friday at the church. Burial will be at 3 p.m. on Friday in Greenwood Cemetery in Bemidji.
Pallbearers will be all his grandchildren.
He was born on Sept. 28, 1923, to Charles and Lillian (Erickson) Hook in Bemidji. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He was raised and educated in Bemidji and graduated from Bemidji High School in 1941. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942. After serving in the South Pacific, he received an honorable discharge in 1946 with the rank of TM 1st Class. He earned six service ribbons and 12 combat stars. He worked for Pontiac Motor Division, but returned to Bemidji and married Lois Ann Vadnais in 1947. He served in the National Guard and was discharged in 1950. He was employed by Lakehead Pipe Line Company in February 1951. He was transferred to the Clearbrook Station where he remained until his retirement in 1986 with the position of mechanical supervisor.
He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Viking, the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Thief River Falls and was active in the Cooties, Funeral Honor Guard and the Shriners.
He loved his house and living on the farm in Viking. He especially loved his family.
He is survived by his sons, Gary (Janet) of Woodbury, Minn., and Steven (Sharon) of Thief River Falls; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild; sisters, Donna Beardsley of Iowa and Carol (Donald) Peck of Pennsylvania; nieces and nephews; and a daughter-in-law.
He is preceded in death by his wife; son, Thomas; parents; and brothers, Richard and Darrell.
Online guest book is at johnsonfuneralservice.com.