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Vernon J. Dornbush

March 7, 1937 April 21, 2024
Vernon J. Dornbush
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Obituary for Vernon J. Dornbush

VERNON J. DORNBUSH, 87, of Fulton, IL, died Sunday, April 21, 2024, at his home.


His funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, April 26, 2024, at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma- Renkes Funeral Home with Michael Brewer, chaplain at MercyOne Hospice, officiating. A visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Thursday, April 25, 2024, at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma- Renkes Funeral Home.  Interment will be at Fulton Township Cemetery. A memorial has been established to Albany Ambulance Service. The family would also like to extend a special thank you to the ladies at Good Samaritan of Clinton and MercyOne Hospice.


Vernon was born March 7, 1937, in Morrison, IL, to Jay and Ada (Bos) Dornbush. He was educated in Stone Street School and attended Fulton High School. He served in the United States Army as an armor crewman. On June 15, 1956, he married Diane J. Lauritzen in Clinton, IA, and they shared their lives for 64 years until Diane’s passing on October 22, 2020. After serving in the military, Vernon worked for Curtis Window and Allied Steel before transitioning into farming, which he dedicated himself to until his retirement in 2003. Even after retiring, he continued to lend a helping hand during harvest season. He was a proud member of the Albany American Legion, and found joy in honoring his fellow veterans by placing flags on Veterans Day and Memorial Day. Vernon cherished the time spent with his grandchildren.


Survivors include one daughter, Lisa Schaver of Fulton, IL; one son, Robert (Cindy) Dornbush of Muscatine, IA; six grandchildren, Kyle (Tiffany) Schaver, Logan (Paige) Schaver, Brady (Erin Gerdes) Schaver, Jason Dornbush, Justin Dornbush and Jacob (Kelsie) Dornbush; eight great-grandchildren, Everleigh, Beau, Gracie, Lexie, Asher, Paisley, Sawyer and Tucker.


He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Diane; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Robert and Mattie Lauritzen.


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Visitation

Thursday

25

Apr

5:00 PM 4/25/2024 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 4/25/2024 7:00:00 PM
Bosma-Renkes - Fulton Chapel

1500 10th Avenue
Fulton, IL 61252

Bosma-Renkes - Fulton Chapel
1500 10th Avenue Fulton 61252 IL
United States

Service

Friday

26

Apr

10:00 AM 4/26/2024 10:00:00 AM
Bosma-Renkes - Fulton Chapel

1500 10th Avenue
Fulton, IL 61252

Bosma-Renkes - Fulton Chapel
1500 10th Avenue Fulton 61252 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Fulton Township Cemetery Final Resting Place

701 Fowler Rd,
Fulton, IL 61252

701 Fowler Rd, Fulton 61252 IL
United States
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