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LaVern LaRoy Neller
July 3, 1931 - December 14, 2013
Resident of Danville
Vern was born in Lansing, Michigan. He was a pest resident of Alamo and now Danville, CA. He was called to his eternal Savior and Lord while his wife, Connie, and daughter, Diane, were by his side. Vern succumbed to pneumonia while also battling cancer and chemotherapy treatments.
Vern is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Constance Neller. He is the beloved father of 4 children, Dr. Kenneth Neller (pre-deceased) and wife Barbara, Dennis Neller, Diane Neller-Vaughn and husband Joe, Brett Neller and wife Irene, six grandchildren (Colin Neller, Seth Neller, Christopher Vaughn, Lauren Vaughn, Jacob Neller, and Mitchell Neller), two great granddaughters (Juliette Neller and Violet Neller), three siblings and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Vern graduated from Douglas HS in Gardnerville, Nevada. He served his country in the Navy during the
on the cruiser USS Toledo. Vern left the service after 7 years. Vern attended California State University Long Beach and graduated from California State University Hayward. Vern had a 26-year career with the Ohrstrom Holding Group. Their acquired companies took him from Los Angeles to the Bay Area to Huntsville, Alabama and back to the Bay Area. He began as an accountant and progressed to a vice presidency and CFO role of a major farm implement and equipment manufacturer. Several years later he began a career as a Financial Officer for the Health Services Department of Contra Costa County from which he retired in 2000. During retirement he has enjoyed the activities of golf, travel,
and SIRS (Sons in Retirement). He was devoted to his God, his family and his country. Friends are invited to the Memorial Service to be held on Friday December 20th at 4:00pm at Community Presbyterian Church, 222 West El Pintado, Danville. In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to
Published in Contra Costa Times on Dec. 19, 2013
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"Grief can be so hard during the holidays, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and..."
- John & Jan Vaughn
"Dear Connie, Sad to see Vern's passing the other day. I always looked forward to seeing him in the..."
"Uncle Vern was so much fun! His infectious laugh and competitive spirit were in beautiful balance. He is..."
- Jeff & Brynda Neller
"My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God carry you through the coming days and give peace..."
- Lisa Lacik
"Our prayers and thoughts go out to the entire Neller family, Hugs from the Marlatte family"
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