Vernon “Vern” Clifford Irwin, age 94, recently of Edgewood Vista in Brainerd, MN, passed away Sunday, November 13, 2022.
Vern Served in the 11th Airborne Division from December 15, 1950 to December 15, 1952. After serving his country, Vern worked in aircraft manufacturing, law enforcement and transportation while living in California. He remained in transportation after returning to Iowa from California. Upon retirement Vern
and Ivy moved to the Hackensack, MN area and finally ended up outside of Pine River in 2003.
Vern enjoyed fishing, gardening, bird watching, and helping with projects at Miracle Bible Camp as well as numerous wood projects.
Vern was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 56 years, Ivy; and his two younger brothers, Gary and Robert. He is survived by his brother, Dewayne and sister-in-law, Arvilla; his daughters, Marilyn Wilson and Rebecca Vidanovic; son, James and daughter-in-law, Roxanne; grandsons and granddaughters-in-law, Arron and Kim Wilson, Ian and Jenny Wilson, Seth and Mandy Wilson, John and Bekka Irwin; and great grandchildren: Tristan, Cameron, Mackenzie, Hayden and Colton Wilson.
Interment will be at the Fichford Cemetery in Fichford, IA, following a service at the Fichford Church on Saturday, Dec 3. Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home, Pine River.