Theron LaVerne ‘Vern’ Wilson

April 10, 2019

Theron LaVerne “Vern” Wilson, 77, of Lafayette, Ind., died April 10, 2019 at his home.  Born May 27, 1941 in Frankfort, Ind. to the late Theron H. & Opal Irene (Wampler) Wilson.  He married Peggi J. Wright on September 12, 1964 and she survives.

Vern was a 1959 graduate of Frankfort High School. He attended Wabash College and was a 1965 graduate of I.S.U. with a BA in education.  He had taught in Frankfort and Rensselaer Schools, and most recently, was a security guard for Securitas.  In 1978 he became owner/operator of Perf-a-Lawn Inc. in Lafayette for 40 years.  Vern had lived most of his adult life in Lafayette.  He is a member of Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever and State Lawn Care Board.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2019 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral celebration will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 16th at the funeral home. Entombment will be in Green Lawn Mausoleum. Memorial donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, envelopes will be available.

Survived by:

Wife: Peggi Wilson of Lafayette, Ind., 3 Sons: Kevin L. (Joy) Wilson of Indianapolis, Kerry L. (Fiancé Andrea Blackwell) Wilson of Lafayette, Kraig R. (significant other, Beth Ann Biber) Wilson of Phoenix, AZ, Daughter: Kelli J. (Chad) Stroud of Indianapolis, 7 Grandchildren, Brittnie, Kaleigh, Logan, Haven, Carson, Macy & Molly and 2 Great Grandchildren, Branson & Kaydence.


Leave your Condolences

10 Condolences for “Theron LaVerne ‘Vern’ Wilson”

  1. Kate Titus April 13, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    Kelli, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of loss. We are so sorry for your father’s passing and will be here for you whatever you may need.
    From: Josh, Denise, Shelley, Kate Alyse, Bri, Renee, Kayley, Mallory, Lee, Annie, Kortnee, Lindsey, and Alyx.

  2. Kim Henderson April 14, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    I am deeply saddened by the loss that you and your family have suffered. I pray that your memories will bring you comfort. My condolences.

    Kim (Wegner) Henderson

  3. David W. Fisher April 15, 2019 at 4:14 am

    Vern worked for me with Securitas at Wabash. He was a great guy and his stories always brought a smile to my face and more than a few chuckles. He will be missed. Sorry for your loss.

  4. Barbara & Tom Puffer April 15, 2019 at 7:17 am

    Peggi & family — Tom and I offer our sincere condolences at the sudden loss of your husband, dad, and grandpa. God bless and prayers for only happy memories.

    Barbara & Tom Puffer
    Fort Myers Beach, FL

  5. Cindy Smith April 15, 2019 at 9:59 am

    I am so sorry to hear of Vern’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

  6. Carolyn Schulz April 15, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    Dear Peggi, So sorry and sad for your loss. What a beautiful video of many happy smiles on his face when with you and all your children and grandchildren. My condolences to you!!
    Carolina King Schulz

  7. Benvenuta Davit April 15, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    So sorry to hear about Vern. Our sympathy to Peggi and the family! Mario & Benvenuta Davit

  8. Lynn Paddack April 15, 2019 at 5:25 pm

    Peggy, sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family!

  9. LS April 16, 2019 at 6:47 am

    I worked with him briefly at the census. Whenever I saw him around town the next few years we would chat. I appreciated Vern and respected him. He was thoughtful and humorous. I am sorry for your loss at this time. May you find comfort at this time. Job 14:13-15, Acts 24:15

  10. Jon F Steiner April 24, 2019 at 8:25 am

    LaVerne and I attended ISU. Every weekend he would go back home to Frankfort to see his girl friend. LaVerne would give rides to students who wanted to go north. During the week you would have to call him to book a place in his car. He charged $1.00 each way. As I remember, he had a big Oldsmobile convertible. We would stop along the way for gas, food, and drink. When we finished our bottles of pop, we would try to hit a country mailbox going at 60 mph. I was one of his first customers when he opened a State Farm Insurance office in Frankfort. Always a great guy to be around.

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