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Vern Ellis Fortin

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.


Published in U-T San Diego on Feb. 14, 2013
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