(previous posting included service arrangements only)
Verner “Vern” Halsey, age 75, of Alaska, formerly of Elburn, passed away on November 15, 2019 in Lodi, WI.
Vern was born September 23, 1944 to proud parents, Truman “Curly” and Julia (Hjelmberg) Halsey.
He grew up in Elburn and attended local schools.
Vern was united in marriage to Mary Bradley and were blessed with two sons, Troy and Todd. After taking different paths, Vern found love again when he married Jan Johnson, but fate intervened and they both went their separate ways. While living in Alaska, Vern found a kindred soul and partner in Anita Hughes, whose love filled his heart for eighteen years. The last two years of Vern’s life were spent sharing a house with his brother-in-law, Jim Cotti, in Lodi, Wisconsin.
Vern installed and taped drywall by trade for many years and was a member of the Painters District Council #30.
He was a valued and dedicated member of the Elburn Lions Club where he was instrumental in establishing annual cars shows.
Vern worked hard and played hard and never did anything less than 100%. His friendships were those that lasted for a lifetime regardless of the miles in between.
He now leaves his son Troy (Kim) Halsey; grandchildren: Travis (Heather) Halsey and their children, Kenedie Halsey, Nicholas, Matthew, Christopher and Elizabeth Jones; Eric (Becky) Halsey and their children, Garrett Halsey, Lillian and Ashton Rucker; and Heather (Larry) Boring and her children: Raelynn, Clayton, Owen, Noah, Katalina and Logan Boring; two brothers: Chris (Cindy) Halsey and Rick (Kathy) Halsey; many nieces and nephews and a family of friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Truman “Curly” and Julia Halsey; his son Todd Halsey, one sister in infancy, Julie Marie Halsey, and his sister Rita and brother-in-law, Jim Cotti;
Family and friends may gather on Friday, August 21, 2020 at 1 p.m. at Blackberry Township Cemetery, Elburn. Masks are encouraged but not required as long as social distancing is employed.
In lieu of flowers, donations in their memory can be made to the Elburn Lions Club by visiting their website or copying this link: https://www.elburnlions.com/make-a-donation/. Services are handled with care by Conley Funeral Home, Elburn, IL.