About Us

Our History

Vernon Edda's roots can be traced back to the late 1800's.  As settlers moved into the Vernon Township area, they sought protection from the ravages of fire.  They discovered that working together was necessary for survival.  From there, the concept of spreading the losses among many grew, and The Vernon Edda Mutual Fire Insurance Company was created in 1874Since that time many changes have occurred, but our commitment to our customers has remained steady.  We strive to provide excellent service to our policyholders by providing adequate coverage, competitive rates, and strong investments for a sound financial base.

Our Products

Vernon Edda Mutual is authorized to cover the Fire perils portion of a Farm or Homeowner's policy.  We have two great companies, North Star Mutual Insurance Company and Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company, that partner with us to provide the Wind, Liability, and Inland Marine coverages to make our policies complete.


The company is governed by a seven member board of directors.  The directors are all members of the company and are elected at the annual meeting held the first Wednesday in March each year.  Current board members are President Russell Skov, Vice President Duane Klocke, Secretary Jodie Tvedt, Treasurer Robert Senjem, Jerry Nelson, Galen Bungum and Diane Linbo.

The day-to-day operations of the company are handled by the manager, Kirk Linbo.