Vernon R. Schmeckpeper
On April 18th, 2021, Vernon R. Schmeckpeper drew his last breath surrounded by his family as he peacefully met Jesus. He was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin on July 11, 1932, to John and Helen (Bothe) Schmeckpeper. He graduated from Central High in La Crosse in 1950 and served 4 years in the U. S. Navy during the Korean War. On June 10, 1956, he married his sweetheart, Janice Brown and had five children. He retired from Trane Company after working 37 years working in engineering.
He was preceded in death by his daughter Lynn Marie, his parents, a brother, Wilbert, and one sister, Myrtle Knobloch Johnson.
He is survived by his wife, Janice; two sons: Michael (Petra) Schmeckpeper and David Schmeckpeper; daughters: Laura (William) Nieters and Janet (Gerald) Reuteler; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Gerald Schmeckpeper; and two sisters: Alice Holter and Arlene Terlson.
Vern was a true man of God who shared Jesus' message everywhere he went.
The family would like to thank SpringBrook Assisted Living and St. Croix Hospice for their exceptional care of him.
At his request, there will be no funeral service, but at a later date a Color Guard will honor him at a family gathering.
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