Born: October 21, 1932 - Deceased: December 26, 2022
Vernon L. Dennis, 90, of Fairview Heights, IL, born Friday, October 21, 1932, in Eldorado, IL, passed away Monday, December 26, 2022 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in Saint Louis, MO.
Vernon worked as a Supervisor for Monsanto Chemical Company. He was a proud United States Air Force Veteran; serving during the Korean War. He was a member of Gothic Lodge #852 AF&AM, Scottish Rite Bodies; where he received his 33rd in 1984, past Most Wise Master – Fraternal Sec., as well as past board of directors and treasurer, and Ainad Shrine, Order of Demolay/Cross of Honor. Vernon also belonged to the Elks Lodge #664 in Fairview Heights, IL, was the past trustee of Canteen Township, and past chairman of Southwest Regional Port Authority.
He was preceded in death by his:
- Wife, Frances “Bonnie”, nee Kleinschnittger, Dennis
- Son, Ronald Dennis
- Daughter, Kathleen S. Collins
- Parents, Ezera and Ruby, nee Hobgood, Dennis
Surviving are his:
- Son-in-law, James Collins of Belleville, IL
- Sister, Lou Prodrasky of Chicago, IL
- 3 grandchildren:
- Kristin (A.J.) Scharf of Millstadt, IL
- Joseph Holliday of Shiloh, IL
- Sarah (Scott) Scoggan of Quincy, IL
- 5 great-grandchildren:
- T.J. Scharf
- Makenzie Scharf
- Johnathan Holliday
- Madison Holliday
- Collins Scoggan
- Brother-in-law, Rich Crowe
- Niece, Sally Crowe
- Nephew, David Crowe
- many other dear nieces and nephews
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Children’s Dyslexia Center- So. IL
Visitation: Visitation from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Friday, December 30th, 2022 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL.
Special Services: A Masonic Service will be held at 5:30 pm, Friday, December 30th, 2022 at Kurrus Funeral Home.
Funeral: A Memorial Service will be held at 6:00 pm, Friday, December 30th, 2022, at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Rev. Karen Oplt officiating.
Interment: A Procession will leave Kurrus Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at 10:45 am for interment at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.