Mass of Christian Burial for Vernon P. “Vern” Love, 90, of Norfolk, will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, August 16, 2021 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Norfolk. The Reverend Scott Schilmoeller will be Celebrant. Burial will be in St. Leonard’s Catholic Cemetery in Madison. Visitation will be at the church Sunday, August 15, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m.. Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.
Vernon passed away Thursday, August 12, 2021, at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.
Vern was born August 31, 1930 in Madison, the son of Art and Rose (Klawonn) Love. He married Margaret Reinhart on August 9, 1951, at St. Leonard’s Catholic Church in Madison. The couple lived in the Madison/Norfolk area, where Vern was known by many as a salesman in the area, selling for Walnut Grove Feed, Shaffer Pontiac, and Beller and Backes. Vern started out farming south of Madison, prior to being in sales, and retired with Marge in Norfolk afterward, where the couple currently resided. Vern enjoyed golf, fishing, bowling, spending time with family, playing cards and games, attending his grandchildren’s events and activities, driving the ESU bus for Madison Public Schools, and spending hours on woodworking projects. He served four years in the National Guard.
Survivors include his wife Marge, with whom he just shared their 70th Anniversary, his children Connie (Dan) Geary of Norfolk, Bob (Maria) Love of Akron, IA, Marcia (Rick) Field of Madison, Jim (Holly) Love of Grand Island, Gary (Cathy) Love of Norfolk, Deb (Dan) Massey of Yankton, SD; twenty-seven grandchildren, and forty-five great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Joan Boeder of Omaha, and Sandy Reinhart of Norfolk; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, infant sister Delila Rose, brother Eugene (“Bud”) Love, brothers-in-law Art Reinhart, Albert Reinhart Jr., and Jack Boeder; sister-in-law Ellen Love; and grandson Jeremy Love.
The service will be livestreamed on the Sacred Heart Parish Facebook page.
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