St. Peter Lutheran Church
4713 150 Ave SE
Leonard, ND 58052


Worship Services:
10:30 am Sundays

Sunday School: 
10 am Sundays

We are located just a short 35 minute drive from Fargo, ND and 15 minutes from Casselton. We look forward to your visit. View Map


St. John Lutheran Church
14499 42nd St SE
Embden, ND 58079

Worship Services: 
9 am Sundays

Sunday School:  
10 am Sundays

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John "Jack" K. Vining

John "Jack" K. Vining, 85 of Leonard, ND, passed away on Friday, December 13, 2013 at his home.

Jack was born on August 30, 1928 in Fargo, ND to Lenley and Marion (O'Bleness) Vining. He graduated from Chaffee High School and attended Concordia College. Jack served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. On May 11, 1954, he married Eva Hromick in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Jack spent his working years as both a farmer in the Chaffee area and as an aerial crop sprayer.

Jack enjoyed flying, hunting and making deer sausage, photography and visiting with family and friends. He was a lifelong member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in rural Leonard and served on the church council as Treasurer. He also served on the Chaffee School Board, C & L Elevator Board and was a charter member and secretary of the Chaffee Lions Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Bill.

Jack is survived by his wife, Eva; son, Randall (Kathy) Vining; daughters, Sherry Vining and Kimberly (Steve) Malakowsky; grandchildren, Natalia, Stephanie and Bryan; great-granddaughters, Dalice and Taylor; brother, Clifford (Darlene) Vining; sisters-in-law, Naomi Vining and Verna Erdman and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation: Tuesday, December 17 from 5-7 pm at West Funeral Home, Casselton and also
one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.

Prayer Service: Tuesday at 7:00 pm at the funeral home.

Memorial Service: Wednesday, December 18 at 2:00 pm at St. Peter Lutheran Church, rural Leonard, ND.

Final Resting Place: Watson Cemetery, rural Leonard, ND.

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