Vern A. Schewe, 67
Blue Earth – Vern A. Schewe, age 67, of Blue Earth, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, in the arms of his two daughters.
Funeral Services will be held Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at 2 p.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Blue Earth with visitation two hours prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery followed by a reception at the American Legion Post 89 in Blue Earth.
Vern was born Sept. 19, 1944, in Blue Earth to Waldemar and Elsie (Marks) Schewe. He graduated from Blue Earth High School in 1962 and entered the U.S. Navy. He was stationed in California as a Naval Aviation Mechanic during the Vietnam War. After his military service he returned to Blue Earth and married Sandra Albertson in 1967. He began working at the Blue Earth Valley Telephone Company and was still employed at Bevcomm at the time of his death. He was also the current Gambling Manager at Legion Post 89.
In his free time, Vern enjoyed gardening, traveling up north, fixing things, volunteering, spending time with his family and friends and helping his brother on the farm.
He is survived by his daughters, Michelle (Sean) Erdahl-Lanahan, of Excelsior, and Lisa (Darren) Nelson, of Edina; grandchildren, Andrew and Alec Erdahl, and Ava and Mallory Nelson; brother, Loren Schewe; sisters, Janette Meyer, and Mary Ann (Steve) Brosnan. Also many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother-in-law, Orin Meyer.
Memorials are preferred to American Legion Post 89, which will be placed in a charitable fund in remembrance of Vern.