Vernon Van, 81Vernon Leroy Van, age 81, of River Falls, died Thursday, Feb. 16, at the River Falls Area Hospital.
Vernon Leroy Van, age 81, of River Falls, died Thursday, Feb. 16, at the River Falls Area Hospital.
Vernon was born in Plum City, Wis., to Henry and Effie (Stockwell) Van. He served in the U.S. Army from 1948 until his honorable discharge in 1952. During his service to his country, Vern married Virginia Brown on Nov. 10, 1951, at Camp Springs, Md.
Vern worked for the Whirlpool Corp for 30 years until its closing and then for UW-River Falls for 8 years. Vern enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Vern was good guy and did the best he could in life. He was a loving and devoted husband and father. Vern was a member of the River Falls United Methodist Church and a 47-year member of Fletcher Pechacek American Legion Post #121.
Vern is survived by his loving wife, Virginia, River Falls; son, Gary (Claudia) Van, Plymouth, Minn.; stepdaughter, Donna Lee Holt, Telford, Tenn.; brother, Kenneth (Mary Lee) Van, River Falls.
Vern was preceded in death by his daughter, Sonya Van; parents; and his sister, Blythe Pierce.
Funeral services for Vernon will be 12 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at the River Falls United Methodist Church, River Falls. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of services at 12 noon. Military honors provided by the veterans of Fletcher-Pechacek American Legion Post #121, River Falls.
For online condolences, go to www.cashmanhillfuneralservice.com. Cashman-Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services, River Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.
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