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Vernon Holmstrom Obituary

Green bay, Illinois, United States

March 02, 1938 - January 12, 2016

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Vernon null Holmstrom obituary

Vernon Holmstrom Obituary

Mar 02, 1938 - Jan 12, 2016

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Vernon HolmstromGALESBURG - Vernon D. Holmstrom, 78, of Galesburg died on Saturday, November 12, 2016, at 1:04 p.m., at Rosewood Care Center in Galesburg. Vern was born on March 2, 1938, in Varna, Illinois. He was the son of Louis and Nettie (Extrom) Holmstrom. Vern married the love of his life, Lois Gerardo, on June 1, 1960, in Toluca, Illinois.Vern is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Lois; two sons, Michael (Kelly) Holmstrom, of Galesburg and Scott (Janelle) Holmstrom of Mt. Horeb, WI; a daughter, Jan (Tom) Glasnovich of Galesburg; a brother, Kenneth Holmstrom of Farmington; a sister-in-law, Phyllis Phillips of Varna; seven grandchildren, Mark and Brad Glasnovich and Megan, Taylor, Anna, Nicholas and Ella Holmstrom; and many nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Charles Holmstrom.Vern was a 1956 graduate of Mid-County High School. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Cuban Missile Crisis.Vern owned and operated Holmstrom Trucking with his brothers, and later, he worked at Bridlecreek Apartments, Jumer's Hotel and St. Mary's Square until his retirement in 2000.Vern lived by the motto, "If it's not broken, don't fix it, or if it is broken, wait awhile and it might fix itself." He was a member of the Lake Bracken Country Club. He enjoyed playing golf, crossword puzzles and watching sports, especially the Green Bay Packers. Most of all, he loved to spend time with his family and Lois. Per Vern's wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at 3 p.m., at Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory in Galesburg. Visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial of cremated remains will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery. The Reverend William T. Miller will officiate. Following the services, the family would also like to invite friends to a celebration of Vern's life at the Lake Bracken Country Club.Arrangements have been entrusted to Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory in Galesburg.Memorials in Vernon's honor may be donated to KCCDD or to the St. Vincent's De Paul Society.Expressions of Sympathy may be left for the family at www.watsonthomas.com.
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