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Kussow, Vernon Erdman

Vernon Erdman Kussow, 101, De Pere, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. He was born July 8, 1912 in Wrightstown, son of the late Charles and Pauline (Erdman) Kussow. Vern graduated from Wrightstown High School at the age of 16, and married Beatrice Schroeder on October 21, 1936 at First United Presbyterian Church of De Pere. Beatrice, Vernon's wife of 69 years, preceded him in death on January 26, 2006. Vernon was a sales representative for Oshkosh B'Gosh, retiring at the age of 72. Vern started his own watch business after retirement and continued to do what he so enjoyed well into his nineties.

Vern was a kind and generous man who loved and cared for his family. He enjoyed walking, working on his rental properties and spending time with his family, especially spending time with his great-granddaughter, Josalyn.

He will be deeply missed by his three children: David (Mary Ellen) Kussow, Madison, Donald Kussow, De Pere, and Amy Ward, De Pere; four grandchildren: J. Blair (Racheale) Ward, Stevens Point, Kami B. Ward, De Pere, Caren Bugay, Florida, and Cynthia (Scott) Kornetzke, Georgia; five great-grandchildren, Nicole, Michael, Julia, Joshua, and Josalyn; two nephews, Kenneth Wierschke, Wrightstown, and Dale Wierschke, Green Bay.

In addition to his parents and wife, Vern was preceded in death by his sister, Florence; brother, Alfred; and nephews, Dale and Darrell Kussow.

A Celebration of Vern's life will be held on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Alone Church, 505 E. Allouez, Ave., Allouez, with the Rev. Dr. Ted L. Tromble officiating. There will be no visitation prior to the service. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, De Pere. Cotter Funeral Home, De Pere, is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at

The family extends a special thank you to Deanna Snow and the staff at Rennes Health Care Center for the love and support shown to Vern and his family


Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Feb. 20 to Feb. 27, 2014
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