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Obits > 1974 - F. Vernon Van DeMark

Submitted by Melva L Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois

October 8, 1974 - Tuesday, pg. 2




F. V. VanDeMark Rites Wednesday


Prophetstown:  - F. Vernon VanDeMark, 81, died late Sunday evening at Community General Hospital. 


Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Prophetstown with the Rev. C. A. Anger officiating.  Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Gardner Chapel from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.  The rosary will be recited at the Gardner Chapel at 7:30 p.m.


F. Vernon VanDeMark was born June 10, 1893 in Tampico, the son of Fred and Minerva Arnold VanDeMark.  He was educated in the Tampico schools. He was a veteran of World War I, a member of the American Legion and St. Catherine Catholic Church.  He married Maurine Maxfield in Tampico on Oct. 14, 1919.  He lived in the area all his life, except for 15 years in Dayton, Ohio.  He was a retired civil service employe.


Survivors include his widow; two sons, Paul L. VanDeMark of Des Plaines and Allan M. VanDeMark of Prophetstown; three grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Brown, Mrs. R. H. (LaVonne) St. John, and Mrs. Lewis (Fern) Vail, all of Tulsa, Okla., and Mrs. Douglas (Ethel) Kohn of Wauwatosa, Wis.


He was preceded by his parents and one brother Marion.

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