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Ruth A. Vernon, 88, Oxford

August 21, 2018

Ruth A. Vernon, 88, of Oxford, passed away at Divine Savior Healthcare in Portage on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, surrounded by her loved ones.

Ruth was born Sept. 29, 1929, in Milwaukee, the daughter of Andrew and Mary (Pfeiffer) Fischer. She married James Vernon on Dec. 28, 1948, and he preceded her in death in 1990. They were the owners of Vernon and Sons Upholstery. Ruth loved animals. She also enjoyed gardening, reading and playing video games. Her favorite hobby was painting.

She is survived by her children, DeWayne Vernon of Tomah, Andrew (Tammy) Vernon of Oxford, James Vernon of Franklin, Johnny (Wendy) Vernon of New Berlin and Christopher (Bobbi Jo) Vernon of Portage; grandchildren, Benjamin, Morgan, Alyssa, Sam, Olivia and Amber; sister, Carol Dean of Sun City, California; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James; and sisters, Elizabeth and Mary.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage, with the Rev. Bob Brandhagen officiating. Burial will be at Briggsville Protestant Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage (www.pmmfh.com) is assisting the family.

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