Vern V. Planck, 95, of Goshen, formerly of Millersburg, died at 6:55 pm, on
Thursday, July 7, 2016 at his residence. He was born on June 20, 1921, in
Pulaski County to Sylvester V. and Nella (Clark) Planck. On April 4, 1950 in
Omaha, NE he married Mary Margaret Davis, she died February 6, 2014. He was
preceded in death by his wife; parents; two sisters, Helen Scott and Edna Dye;
three brothers, Marion Planck, Kermit William Planck and Wayne Planck. Vern
graduated from Winamac High School in 1939. In August of 1942 he joined the
Marines, serving in the War Zone in the South Pacific. He was honorably
discharged in October 1945. He attended Evansville College and graduated from
Lain College with a certificate in Industrial Engineering. He was also a graduate
from the Real Estate Institute at Michigan University. He was employed with an
engineering firm in Indianapolis until 1950. In 1983 he retired as president of the
Tri-Land Development Corporation, a Michigan Corporation. In 1992 they moved
to their farm East of Millersburg. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on
Tuesday July 12, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street
Middlebury. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Wednesday July 13, also at
the funeral home. Military honors will be given after the funeral by American
Legion Post # 210, Middlebury. Services will be conducted by Pastor James
Clifton of St. John’s Lutheran Church. Burial will be in St. Peter's Catholic
Cemetery, Winamac. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the charity of
the donor's choice.
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To Charlene and family: Please accept our deepest condolences. Vern's now
reunited with Mick, the love of his life. Heaven is a happier place with Vern telling
stories! He will be missed by all us mortals who knew and loved him.
From: Shirley and David Caseley
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To Those Who Loved Vern, Everyone has a Vern story. He touched many lives.
He was pragmatic, yet extremely sympathetic. I feel lucky to have been touched
by his unspoken warmth and kind eyes. He left behind a lot of love.
From: Vern's Great Nieces, Cassidy + Jennifer and their father, Peter
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I am sorry to hear of Vern's passing.
From: Gary Willoughby
June 20, 1921 -- July 7, 2016
Vern V. Planck