Vern Dale Ryerson
09/23/1952 - 03/21/2020
Obituary for Vern Dale Ryerson
Vernon Dale Ryerson, age 67, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Sparta on Saturday, March 21, 2020. He was born in Traverse City, Michigan on September 23, 1952 to Ralph Sr. and Eva (Hawkins) Ryerson. Vern graduated from Sparta High School in 1970.
Vern is survived by his wife of 48 years, Janet; daughter Tina (Craig) Longcore; son, Mark (Catherine) Ryerson; grandchildren, Lauren Longcore, Webb Longcore, Jade Ryerson and Seth Ryerson; father, Ralph Ryerson, Sr.; sister, Linda (Bill) Schafer; brother, Ralph Ryerson, Jr.; brothers-in-law, Keith and Royal Mullenix; sisters-in-law, Linda Bartlett and Karen (Dave) Tarasiewicz; and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Eva Havens.
Services for Vern will be held on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Hessel-Cheslek Funeral Home in Sparta with Reverend Bruce Wilson officiating. Family will meet visitors on Tuesday evening from 6-8:00 PM at the funeral home. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Sparta. Those wishing to make a donation in Vern’s memory may do so to Mel Trotter Ministries at www.meltrotter.org.
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