Vernon Dahn

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died September 15, 2006

Vernon C. Dahn, age 85, of 10923 M35 Hwy, Gladstone passed away Friday, September 15, 2006 at the Clement J. Zablocki V.A. Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Vernon was born July 15, 1921 in Gladstone the son of Otto and Lillian (Johnson) Dahn. He was a lifelong resident of Gladstone. He was united in marriage to Goldie Marie Jones on August 7, 1943 at the First Lutheran Church in Gladstone.
He worked at Independent Roofing for over 15 years and was a welder at Harnischfeger Inc. from 1964 until his retirement in 1980. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping. He especially enjoyed gardening which he did all his life. He planted and grew pumpkins for the Head Start Program for 10 years. Vernon was a loving and caring family man and loved spending time with his grandchildren. Vernon served his country proudly in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theatre of World War II. He fought during the Philippine Campaign, the Philippine Liberation Campaign and the New Guinea Campaign. During his service he received 3 Bronze Battle Stars, a Purple Heart, the Asiatic Pacific Theatre Ribbon, the Philippine Theatre Ribbon, the Good Conduct Ribbon and the American Theatre Ribbon.

In addition to his wife Goldie, survivors include:

1 Son:Kelvin (Kathy) Dahn of Gladstone

1 Daughter: Jean (Roger Sr.) Anderson of Escanaba

4 Brothers: Bill (Doris) Dahn of Gladstone, Dayton Dahn of Gladstone, Garland Dahn of Gladstone, Courtney (Margaret) Dahn of Felch, MI

2 Sisters: Muriel Bruntjens of Gladstone, Ramona Neurohr of Gladstone

6 Grandchildren: Roger Anderson Jr., Susan (Brett)

Huybers, Rhonda (John) Tebo, Jamie Dahn, Lynn, (Greg) Woelffer, Victor Dahn

6 Great Grandchildren: Melissa, Ashley, Duane Jr, Brittany, Casey, Evan

3 Great- Great Grandchildren: Ivy, Callie, Brooke

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister-Tina Dahn, a granddaughter-Brenda Anderson and a great grandson-Jeffrey Williams.

Cremation has taken place and a private family memorial service will be held.

0 Tributes for “Vernon Dahn

    What a great man! Always interesting and full of mischief. When I was a child, I loved going to Vernon & Marie’s house. Recently, it’s been a sad meeting at funerals but which Vernon always made more bearable with a funny story. I will miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with you Marie. You were always so good to my Mother, Lela.
    Linda (Lee) Cochrane
    Green Bay, WI

    Dear Aunt Marie,

    John and I are so sad to hear about your loss. I have some of my favorite memories of up north with you and Uncle Vernon. He was an outstanding man and will be greatly missed. We love you!

    John and Amy Dubovik (Harmon)
    Burton, MI

    My prayers & sympathy to Marie and all of the Dahn Family, When I saw The Picture My mind goes back to the farwell party we had for Vernon & LeRoy, when they left for service. & the many times we all had back in the good old days, The Lord be with you all. Love Eva & all the Family

    Eva Viau
    Gladstone, MI

    Sorry for your loss. We will miss him.

    Raymond Caswell Amada (Caswell) Jacks
    Gladstone and Rock, MI

    Dear Marie and family,

    It is with a saddened surprise that we learned of the death of Vernon. We know it is a terrible shock when someone so close to you passes away. Vernon was loved by many and will be missed by all.

    We wish to express our heartfelt sympathy and hope that the kind words of your family and friends will make this difficult time a bit easier to bear.

    Most sincerely,

    Bill and Janice Nelson
    Escanaba, MI

    Our deepest sympathy to you, Marie, and to your family. We will miss this very special guy. We always got a kick out of him calling Bill “The Pharmacist”, and always enjoyed his stories. He was a very special friend to my Mom and Dad.

    Linda (Quick) Steger
    Kalamazoo, MI

    I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Vernon passing.
    I would see him once in a while in Penneys or at the Rapid River Mini mart. He always was smiling…. Out doing his thing for the day.
    I admired how he kept himself busy…..
    He was a sweet man , and will be missed.

    You know he was always looking for GOOD work boots, not the kind they make now…..

    And what a war hero, you must be proud>
    Sincerly Cathy

    Cathy (King) Stone
    Rapid River, MI

    To the Dahn family: We would like you to know that we are thinking of you during your time of sorrow. Our hearts go out to all of you. Uncle Vernon was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.

    Michael & Coreine Pittenger
    Ortonville, MI

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