Veteran 3M Retiree Age 81, passed away at home on August 1st, 2013. Vernon was a talented craftsman, able to create anything he envisioned. He was a survivor of Heartbreak Ridge and recipient of a Bronze Star
. Preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Myrtle; brothers, Delano and J. Lee; and two former loving spouses, Janice and Peggy. Survived by his son, Ralph (Carol); grandchildren, Darren (Janice) Kamin, Heidi (Matt) Kunes, and Brianna; brother, Gordon; sister, Dolores; and many loving nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held at 12PM on August 7th, at West Funeral Home (1051 Robert St., WSP) with a gathering of family and friends two hours prior at the funeral home. Interment to follow at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.