Vernon Schoorman

Friday, April 16, 2010

Funeral services for Mr. Vernon Schoorman, 66, of Everly, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 17, at Warner Funeral Home of Everly. Mike Eaton will officiate the service.

Visitation will take place after 5 p.m. Friday at the Warner Funeral Home in Everly with family present from 5-7 p.m.

Interment will take place at a later date.

Mr. Schoorman passed away Wednesday, April 14, 2010, at Baum-Harmon Mercy Hospital in Primghar.

Vernon John Schoorman, the son of Kenneth and Helen June (Brigham) Schoorman, was born Dec. 23, 1943, in Spencer, Iowa. His childhood years were spent on a farm west of Fostoria, where he received his education at Summit No. 2 country school through seventh grade. He continued his education at Milford High School, where he graduated from in 1962. Vernon joined the National Guard in 1964 and reached the rank of Sergeant by the time of his discharge in 1970. He also furthered his education, attending Inversal Trade School for Auto Mechanics in Omaha, Neb.

Vernon moved to Everly, where he worked as a mechanic and service tech from 1964 until 1983. In 1966 he married Betty Banks and from this union he had two daughters. He continued his work with Corn Belt Equipment from 1983 until just recently, when his failing health forced his retirement. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Everly. He also enjoyed the Antique Tractor Ride, collecting toy tractors, gardening his tomatoes, NASCAR, NHRA, traveling and spending time with his family. In 1980 he married Beverly Holtz at Hope Lutheren Church in Everly.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Roger Schoorman in 1978; and two brothers-in-law: Peter Masters and Dennis Simpson.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Beverly of Everly; two daughters: Wendy (Steven) Buchli of Morrison, Colo., and Heidi (Ken) Jaramillo of Wheatridge, Colo.; grandchildren: Alissa and Jacob; one brother, Robert Schoorman of Everly; one sister, Louise Simpson of Spencer; other relatives and many friends.

In lieu of flowers the family request a memorial be sent to Abben Cancer Center in Spencer.

Warner Funeral Home of Everly is in charge of arrangements.