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Vernon Lee Harmon

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Memorial services for Mr. Vernon Lee Harmon, 89, of Spencer will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 25, 2007, at Warner Chapel of Spencer. Rev. Paul Hansen will officiate the service.

Visitation with the family will be one hour to the service time.

Interment will take place at North Lawn Memorial Park, Spencer.

Vernon passed away, Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, at Spencer Hospital.

Vernon, the son of Lee and Iva (Smith) Harmon, was born June 9, 1917, in Rolfe. His childhood years were spent in Rolfe, where he received his education, graduating from Rolfe High School. Later, he attended one year of college at Wartburg College in Waverly. Following his schooling, he entered the military and served with the U.S. Army in Washington, D.C. and Hawaii, until his honorable discharge. 

Vern married Alice Barry on Dec. 28, 1941, in Spencer. Following their marriage, they continued to live in Spencer, where he owned and operated H & S Roofing and later Harmon Building Service, before selling both businesses and starting Harmon Real Estate, which he operated for several years. He later was elected Clay County Assessor, which he served for 13 years, until his retirement.  Vern was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer.  He was also an active ambassador for the Spencer Community and served on several boards for several clubs and organizations as well as being a member of the American Legion, where he was the Commander, the Golden K Kiwanis, the Eagles, Elks and Moose Clubs.  He taught classes on winemaking at the local community college and started the winemaking competition at the Clay County Fair, which he judged for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Alice on Oct. 5, 2004; one brother, Glenn; and three sisters: Doris, Donna and Pearl.

Vernon is survived by two daughters: Bonnie Peck and her husband, Robert of White Bear Lake, Minn. and JoAnne  Cross and her husband, Gerald of Ardmore, Okla.; five grandchildren; one sister, Jessalie Froh of Humboldt; and a brother-in-law, Floyd Minkler of Plover.

Following the Chapel Services, Vern's family would like to invite guests to join them for the graveside services or they may go directly to the BenTena Room at the Methodist church.  The family will join you for a time of fellowship upon returning from the cemetery.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements,