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Vernon D Schmale

Beatrice, Gage County, Nebraska, USA
Death 13 Feb 2017 (aged 75)
Beatrice, Gage County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Beatrice, Gage County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 176337578 · View Source
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Vernon was born on January 17, 1942 in Beatrice, Nebraska to Elmer John Henry and Alena Elizabeth “Liz” (Weber) Schmale. Vernon was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Beatrice.

He attended Beatrice High School before enlisting in the United States Army, serving our nation from March 4, 1960 to Feb. 19, 1963.

On April 26, 1964, Vernon married Shirley Nickeson in Beatrice. They were blessed with a son and a daughter.

He worked for Melvin Sauder and Don Beach before owning and operating Schmale Construction from 1977 to 2015 and also owned a Heritage Vinyl Fencing dealership.

Vernon was a member of the Beatrice American Legion and enjoyed camping, fishing, boating, driving his ’71 Corvette and especially spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Vernon D. Schmale, 75 years of age, of Beatrice, passed away February 13, 2017 at his home surrounded by family.

Left with memories are his wife of 52 years, Shirley; son, Rodney Schmale and wife Eileen of Beatrice; daughter, Kristie Tallon and husband Dave of Raymond; 5 grandchildren, Gina Tremain and husband TJ, Autumn Schmale, Cole Schmale, Ashley Tallon, Cody Tallon; great-grandson, Westley Tremain; sister, Linda Rulla; brother-in-law, Tom Vanover; sisters-in-law, Bev Fortner, Charlotte Williams and husband Butch; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Betty Simmons-Utley, Dorothy Vanover and Judy Reedy.

Memorial Services will be held at 11 am Saturday, February 18, 2017 at Harman-Wright Mortuary in Beatrice with Pastor LuRae Hallstrom officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date in the Evergreen Home Cemetery in Beatrice. Military rites will be provided by the Bitting-Norman American Legion Post #27 and the Army National Guard at the mortuary. A register book will be available to sign from 9 am to 9 pm with family greeting friends from 6-7 pm Friday at Harman-Wright Mortuary in Beatrice. Memorials are suggested to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.

Harman-Wright Mortuary in Beatrice in service to the family.

from obituary courtesy of Harman-Wright Mortuary, Beatrice, NE

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