Vern E. Lundberg

Born: Sunday, December 2, 1934
Passed: Friday, March 16, 2018

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Vern E. Lundberg, 83, of Rockford, IL passed away March 16, 2018. Vern was born in Rockford, IL to Esther and Claire Lundberg on December 2, 1934.
Vern was known for his hard work ethic; being the hardest working guy on the job site well into his seventies. Vern served in the United States Navy. He established his company Vern E. Lundberg Construction in 1968. Vern was never shy to voice his opinion. Vern and Gayle's unwavering devotion for one another set an example for everyone around them. Vern loved spending time with his Family; and was so very proud of all his grandchildren and their accomplishments. Vern was an animal lover, raising and racing thoroughbreds. He was always generous and willing to help out anyone in need. In the end he was right, it was the rest of the world that was wrong.

Vern is survived by his wife of 63 years, Gayle; daughters Denise (Craig)Martin and Pamela Miley; Grandchildren Matthew Miley (Renee); Lauren (Blair) Gallion; Bradley Martin (Gabrielle); Jeffrey and Ryan Martin. Vern had seven brothers and sisters, Marjorie Page, Les, Don, Wayne, Dorothy Carlson, Neal, and Bruce. He's preceded in death by his parents, son-in-law Stephen Miley, and six siblings

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 5:30 pm on March 22, 2018 at Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 2nd Ave. Rockford, followed by a time of sharing at 5:30 pm. Memorials can be sent to Rockford Lutheran Social Services of Illinois Foster Care Appreciation Fund, 321 West State St., Rockford, IL 61101.

Condolences & Shared Memories (7)

  1. Diane Lawe

    Deepest sympathies to Vern's family. He sponsored a girls softball team back in the day and I played on the team. Great coach and sponsor.

  2. Pam, Dave, Scott, Kate, Kevin Lasier

    Your family has been in our hearts and minds since Vern's passing. The few times we were around Vern, we will never forget the smile he always had on his face and the twinkle of mischief in his eyes! While we didn't have the pleasure of knowing him well, we'll always remember the fond stories Denise, Craig, Brad, Jeff and Ryan have shared with us over the years about Vern. Those stories and memories will forever leave footprints of kindness, compassion, generosity, love and happinessâ€" virtues that Vern demonstrated on a daily basis. We hope the passage of time will help ease your sadness and leave you with happy memories. In the meantime, we're sending healing thoughts and support your way. Our deepest condolences.

  3. Dick and Sandy Niday

    Dear Gayle and family so sorry for you lost you have our deepest sympathy.

  4. Nikki Mitra (Fehlhaber)

    Vern, you were everyone's favorite Uncle. You were a character and someone who wasn't afraid to speak your mind. You livened up the party and made people around you laugh. You loved to tell funny stories. I have such fond memories of you as a child. When Mom and Dad told Danny and I that we were invited to Uncle Vern and Aunt Gayle's house for a pool party....I knew it was going to be a fun day. I loved to visit your home. We would walk around your property and feed grass to the horses and play with the cats in the barn. I loved listening to you talk about your latest thoroughbred and what upcoming race was going to take place. The excitement in your face.... and oh how much fun did we have in your pool and running around in your basement! ...We would play cards upstairs and we would end the day with a big sausage pizza from Lino's. Sending thoughts, love and prayers to your entire family and those you have left behind.

  5. Mike Keller/Stetson Building Prod

    Sorry to hear about Vern Vern was a great friend/customer. I have worked with Vern for 25 years. He was a very fair and loyal customer. Vern would call for pricing and always want to order extra but would say I gotta get it past Steve first. Vern would stop by regularly over the years for a story or two. It usually surrounded around politics, Navy stories or how busy and what a great job Steve was doing. You always knew were Vern stood and were you stood with Vern, I and the office had many laughs with him over the years He was a great guy and will be missed.

  6. Chris Hawes

    Very sorry for your loss. Pam talked fondly of her dad all the time and I know from how she talked about him he was a great role model and wonderful man.

  7. Bonnie Peterson

    Uncle Vern was a man that you had to love. He loved his family, but his heart was big enough to include everyone around. I feel blessed to be able to call him Uncle, and I will miss him terribly. Praying for you, Aunt Gayle, DeeNee, Pam and families.

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