Vern H. Whitney


Vern H. Whitney, 77, of Echo Township, died May 21, 2019 at home. He was born March 3, 1942 in Flushing the son of Jesse and Florence (Ardill) Whitney.
Vern was a hard worker and dedicated employee. He worked at Dreftman Ranch in Bellaire for 25 years.
In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time outdoors. He was a great builder and worked on many projects.
Surviving Vern is his wife, Lyra "Peggy" (Casto) Whitney. Also surviving are his children, Jesse (Patricia) Whitney, of Echo Township, and Christina (Dwayne) Shaw, of Central Lake; grandchildren, Espn, Angel and Evan Shaw, of Central Lake; and four sisters, Hazel (Marvin) Grant, Christina (Richard) Skop, Carrie (Bill) Hover and Vera (Joe) Harrington.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Ray, Stuart and Clayton Whitney; two sisters, Martha Loree and Joyce Whitney; and his parents.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 29, at 11 a.m., at the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Interment will follow in Dunsmore Cemetery. The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 28, from 6 to 8 p.m., also at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be given to Central Lake Little League, c/o Christina and Dwayne Shaw, 2295 Finkton Road, East Jordan, MI 49727.
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