Morris James Vigen, age 67, of Adams, ND, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, at Altru Hospital of Grand Forks, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Morris James Vigen, age 67, of Adams, ND, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, at Altru Hospital of Grand Forks, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be Tuesday, Aug. 15 at 10:30 a.m. at the Adams Mountain Lutheran Church, Adams. Visitation will be Monday from 5-7 with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River. Friends may also call at the church on Tuesday for one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at West Adams Lutheran Cemetery, Rural Adams. Morris James Vigen was born March 19, 1950, in Grafton, ND, the son of the late Albert and Mildred (Capouch) Vigen. He grew up and attended elementary and high school in Adams, graduating from Adams Public School. He graduated from Lake Region Junior College in Devils Lake, ND. Following his education he returned home and farmed with his father and brother. He later started farming on his own and expanded to be a licensed and bonded livestock dealer and owned and operated a feedlot. He later expanded the business to include machinery and equipment sales, both domestic and internationally. Morris was united in marriage to Leanne Nyhus on Oct. 16, 1971, in Devils Lake. The couple made their home on the Vigen family farm near Adams. Morris was a member of the Adams Mountain Lutheran Church. He is survived by his wife, Leanne, Adams, ND; his daughters: Jennifer (Marty) Iverson, Hillsboro, ND; Kyra (Perry) Erovick, Park River, ND; and Angela (Jake) Borden, Adams, ND, nine grandchildren: Zachary, MacKenzie, Carter and Alexis Iverson, Jacob, Jordan and Jameson Erovick and Chase and Jaxon Borden, his siblings: Maureen Setness and Gary (Joleen) Vigen, both of Adams. Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, father-in-law, Les Nyhus, niece, Renae Hegg and nephew, Jan Vigen. An online guest book is available at: www.tollefsonfuneralhome.com The Tollefson Funeral Home of Park River is in charge of the arrangements.