Vernon D. Van Buskirk

March 14, 1928-July 22, 2011


Visitation: Visitation will begin Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. one hour prior to the service.
Service: Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, at Canton First Baptist Church, with burial at Hills of Rest Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux Falls.

Vernon D. Van Buskirk, age 83, passed away Friday, July 22, 2011 at Canton Good Samaritan Center.  Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, at Canton First Baptist Church, with burial at Hills of Rest Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux Falls.  Visitation will begin Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. one hour prior to the service. 
 Vernon Duane Van Buskirk was born March 14, 1928 on the family farm near Craig, Iowa, to Frank and Lottie (Allison) Van Buskirk.  He graduated from Hawarden High School in 1946.  He served in the Navy from 1946 to 1947.
 Vernon married Winnie Hulleman October 14, 1948 in Waverly, Iowa.  He worked on road construction in Hawarden for 9 years before working at Otis Radio in a supervisory position.  He and his family moved to Canton in 1966, where he was plant manager at Otis Radio in Canton for 8 years.  He worked for Coil Craft in El Paso, Texas for one year, before returning to Canton where he sold real estate for 3 years.  He worked at Littons in Sioux Falls and at McCords in Canton for 10 years.  Vern retired in 1989.  He and his wife have been residents at Canton Good Samaritan Center for 4 years.  Vernon was a life member of VFW Post 628 and American Legion both in Sioux Falls.
 Vernon is survived by his wife, Winnie; sons- Duane (Marissa), Portland, OR and Bruce (Lori), Beresford, SD; daughter, Sandra (David) Thorsby, Canton, SD; 10 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Kenneth, 3 sisters, Francis Dowdey, Lois Adamson, and Fern Timmer, and two brothers, Seward and Lester.

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