Condolence & Memory Journal

This is so very sad. He was our neighbor for the 22 years we've been living in Fort Wayne. He and my husband became friends. He was a wonderful man. We are so sorry we missed the service. We were not aware until after the fact. Our first day that we moved here, I was on my back step letting our dog out and he strolled across the yard and stuck out his hand and "said My name is Verne Hurley, I'm your neighbor and welcome to the neighborhood." He would pop over now and again for a visit and/or to drop off veggies. He will be greatly missed by our family.

Posted by Ron and Marjie ALVES - FORT WAYNE, IN   July 08, 2019

Was so surprised to hear of Vern's passing. Been neighbors forever! He always was so friendly to me! He will be greatly missed from us all! Our sympathy goes out to his family and friends! May God Bless you all!!! Just want you to know, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Mary Kahn - Ft. Wayne, IN   June 26, 2019

This is not real. Vern, our neighbor, my friend, is the man who is supposed to be around and still working hard and making us laugh until he's 120. I am having such a hard time swallowing this news. I hid in my closet and cried hard tears when this truth sunk in. My family and I will love and remember Vern for the rest of our lives. I am sick that we cannot be back for his memory tonight. Our prayers are with all of his family and all of those who's hearts are more full b/c of knowing Vern. Rest well ole neighbor.

Posted by Emily Myers - Fort Wayne, IN - Neighbor   June 25, 2019

Chris ~
My condolences to you and your family. I saw Vern and got to talk to him a little bit at the end of Dec. 2019. Although it has been years since we crossed each other but it was like the old days. I'm glad he recognized me and gave me a hug. I have no idea that he would be leaving so soon. He sure will be missed.

Posted by Ning Kelly-Sanderson - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend   June 25, 2019


It was my pleasure to become friends with Vern. Such a wonderful man, so very sorry for his passing. I look forward to seeing him again in Heaven.

Posted by Ellen Kastner - Fort Wayne, IN - Family Friend   June 25, 2019

Our deepest sympathy go out to all of you. Brian and I met Vern 6 years ago at Banditos and became close friends. Many a Friday and Saturday night we spent laughing around the bar enjoying Margaritas together. He would do anything for anyone we saw first hand. We are blessed for the few years we shared with him and will forever cherish all the fun memories we had with him. He was so very proud of his family. May God comfort all of you.

Posted by Krista & Brian Lickey - Columbia City, IN - Friend   June 25, 2019

When ever I would see Vernon he would give the best hugs, and say how you doing kid with that big smile of his he will be dearly missed,

Posted by Linda Waugh - Ft.Wayne, IN - friend   June 25, 2019

Memories of Vern and Ann hanging out with my parents will live on. My heart is with your family during this difficult time.

Posted by Becky Jordan (Sparks) - Niles, MI - Family Friend   June 21, 2019

My wife and I knew Vern through a mutual friend and we were quickly impressed with his wisdom, generosity and friendliness. He was great to hang out with as he was a breath of fresh air just because of how he was as a person. Anybody that knew him is better off for it. Prayers to his family and loved ones, he will be missed.

Posted by Duane Kastner - Ft Wayne, IN   June 20, 2019

We were fortunate to have Big foot as a friend enjoyed his visits here in March on his way to Florida. Could not quite figure out the rules to LCR this year so dominos became the game of choice We will miss him

Posted by Sam Lambert - Walling, TN - Friend   June 20, 2019

My late husband Joe King was part of the Dunkin Donut group so I knew Vern through that. So sorry to hear f his passing.

Posted by Sue King-Keller - Fort Wayne, IN   June 20, 2019

And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. ~John 15:3
Our memories of Vern will always be cherished. Rich & Shari Roy

Posted by Shari Roy - Fort Wayne, IN   June 20, 2019

My deepest sympathies to Vern's family. He was such a dear man and will be greatly missed. God's blessings to the family.

Posted by Shirley Bunn - Fort Wayne, IN   June 20, 2019

Max and our family are saddened by Vern's passing. We send you our heartfelt condolences.

Posted by Max and Janet Orn - Ft Wayne, IN - Friend   June 19, 2019