Vernal Weaver, age 72, of Mora died May 13, 2011 at the Villa Health Care Center. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Monday, May 16th at Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge Chapel with Rev. Stephen Newton officiating. A visitation will be held from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. Sunday, May 15th also at our Cambridge Chapel. Visitation also one hour prior to the service Monday. Interment Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in North Branch.
Weaver, Vernal T., born July 1, 1938, passed away at 3:10 AM on May 13, 2011 at Villa Health Care Center in Mora, Minnesota, following a brief but valiant fight with cancer.
Vern served his country as a diesel mechanic for the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged in 1961. He retired after 27 years from KONE (Montgomery Elevator) where he served as service manager in the Minneapolis, Washington DC and Des Moines branches. On November 5, 1960, he married the love of his life, Betty; they celebrated 50 years last fall. They have four children; Angela (Mike) Parker, David (Michelle) Weaver, James (Renee) Weaver and Charles (Tara) Weaver. Vern also left behind 11 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; his brother, Gary (Susan) Weaver; sister Diane Becht; brother, Steve (Jenny) Norlin-Weaver; father, Vern Norlin-Weaver; and many other friends and relatives. Vern was preceded in death by his sister, Judith Lenox and mother, Vivian Granger. For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave the earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands. 2 Cor. 5:1.