Verner Lahti III

Verner Lahti III

Verner Lahti III, 55, passed away unexpectedly on November 10, 2020. He is survived by 2 children, Samantha M. Lahti engaged to Conrad Bersch and Matthew V. Lahti engaged to Kali Splan, 3 sisters; Kim (Tony) Antinucci, Karen-Kerri (Kevin) Dunn, Kyle Rose Johnson, Father Verner (Margie) Lahti II, 1 niece Courtney (Kyle) Kolhouse, 5 nephews Rod (Kayla) Johnson, Erich (Abbie) Jaeschke, Roy (Kim) Johnson, Lucas (Jessica) Thornton, Christopher Dunn, Best Friend Mark Biedrzycki and significant other Xin. He is preceded in death by his mother, Barbara K. Lahti.

Verner worked as a master electrician showing exemplary standards in his work for the IBEW and SE Wisconsin.

Verner was known for being an extremely hard worker and for his many diverse talents like cooking, fossil hunting, geocaching, cycling, artwork, and valiantly completing the tough mudder a few years ago! He served in the U.S. Army during Desert Storm and enjoyed the many years involved with his son as a Scout Master.

He added to so many lives, providing support and true friendship. He was a man of integrity, loyalty, and humor. He will be immensely missed beyond words.

A celebration memorial of Verner's life will be held at Fireside Restaurant in Kenosha on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 11 a.m. The facility requires masks to be worn.

Strouf Funeral Home

1001 High Street


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Published by Racine Journal Times on Nov. 15, 2020.
Celebration of Life
Fireside Restaurant
, Kenosha, Wisconsin
Funeral services provided by:
Strouf Funeral Home and Cremation Services
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So sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort for your family and friends.
Rosie Poeller/Allison Poeller
November 23, 2020
Verner was on my "favorite students" list. I know we are not supposed to have favorites, but on a real-world level, that is next to impossible. It feels terribly wrong for a teacher to be signing a student's funereral guest
book. I wish I were not doing so. Verner was always a memorable individual: he was smart, kind, fun, and an absolute pleasure to simply have around. I will never forget him, and I am deeply sorry for his loss to all who knew him, and to all who were his family. RIP, Vern.
Louise Jennings
November 22, 2020
a loved one
November 19, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with Vern´s family and friends. May your memories help you during this terrible time.
Nadene Rouse Foti
November 18, 2020
Sending Sympathy and Prayers to Your family . I remember Vern from one of my many bike trips taken with The Walden III Biking class . He was a great addition to our trip and I never forgot him .
Connie Trehus Meredith
November 17, 2020
I did not lose only a great brother in Verner, I also lost my friend. Verner was insightful as well as compassionate and willing to lend a hand to anyone in need. He made everything interesting and was a plethra of information. I enjoyed all the places we went, all the things we did together, I miss him so very much. My heart is broken.... I love you forever Verner.....
November 17, 2020
please allow me to send my whole hearted condolences out to the family. Verner was a kind hearted, loving and funny individual. Rodney lll was sadden to hear the news about his great uncle. he said he have Alot of memories with verner and we want all of you to know that they will always be cherished close to our hearts. My prayers to Matt and Sammy prayers to you Kyle, Kim, Kerri, prayers to your dad Verner Sr. Rod jr and Roy. to Courtney and Christopher, Mikala and Piper. Verner was that Uncle that the children loved and enjoyed to see May verner rest in heavenly peace
Nicole Strickland/ Rodney Johnson lll
November 15, 2020