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Vern Summers

Visitation:
Date: Weds., February 1
Time: 3 - 7 PM

Visitation Location:
Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Pkwy., Wentzville, MO

Service:
Date: Weds., February 1
Time: 7:00 PM

Service Location:
Pitman Funeral Home, 1545 Wentzville Pkwy., Wentzville, MO

Interment:
Private family cemetery


Memorials/Donations
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation, a veterans' support organization http://www.garysinisefoundation.org

Obituary
Vernon Dale Summers passed away on January 27, 2017 at the age of 80. He is survived by his wife, Margie (nee Heppermann); first wife, Ruth Ann (nee Miller) Patin; sons Anthony of St. Charles, Missouri and Greg of Haughton, Louisiana; daughter Doreen Busbee Hicks of Haughton, Louisiana; brother Daniel (Carole) Summers; sisters Marian Caswell, Betty Eubanks, Linda Brayfield and Barbara (Warren) Walton; grandchildren Kandyce, Robert, Tony, Emily, and Andrew; and great-grandsons Milo and Zayden. He is preceded in death by two brothers, Larry and James. Vern was born in 1936 in Akin, Illinois. Immediately after his graduation from Benton Consolidated High School in 1955, Vern joined the U.S. Air Force. Following his honorable discharge in 1959 from the service, during which he served a tour of duty in Japan as a radar technician, he married his high school sweetheart, Ruth, and had two children, Doreen and Greg. He had long, much-enjoyed terms of employment with Gray Dictation Systems and then with Xerox Corporation. In the early 80s, Vern started a business selling personal computer systems -- a new technology at that time -- to local companies. He was married a second time in 1984, to Margie, and had a son, Anthony, in 1986. In 1997, Vern founded Data Resource Group, Inc., a corporate recruiting company that supplies personnel to the information technology industry. He was active in several local charitable and business organizations. He also loved traveling, especially cruising. In recent years, Vern was semi-retired but still enjoyed running his business part-time, listening to Bruno Mars, dancing to 70s-era disco music, working out at the gym, watching cartoons with his grandson Tony (a.k.a "The Peanut") and playing the harmonica for him, hanging out with his son Anthony, and maintaining his home and yard. Vern enjoyed a very full, interesting life. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

  

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