Sorry to hear of Vern's passing. I always admired his dedication, his smile, his sense of humor, and his love of golf. A special memory involves the '99 US Senior Open at DMG&CC. We ran into each other at the driving range; no one else was around. Then up came Larry Nelson (winner of the 1983 US Open, the 1981 and 1987 PGA, along with 29 other wins). He had come out for a late afternoon workout. So there it was, just the 3 of us. Though I can't recall what we talked about, I remember how special it was, just 3 golfers (well, Larry, Vern [who recently shot his age] and me) talking golf on a summer afternoon.
Vern's dedication to his church (who's going to take his place in the funeral choir?)and St. Vincent dePaul are well known and are a witness to all. God bless Vern and all of you. You will be in my prayers