Fortin, Vern Ellis ESCONDIDO -- Vern Fortin passed away on January 2, 2013 at his apartment in San Marcos. He was born June 19,1922, and raised on a farm at Fenn, Idaho. He enlisted in the Navy in 1941, and served proudly during WWII
, through early Vietnam. Vern moved with his family to Escondido in 1960, and resided there since. Vern lived a life devoted to family, friends, and country. He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Thelma; and is survived by his three children, seven grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and at last count five great- great-grandchildren. He is loved and missed by all.