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Vernon H. “Spud” Born


Sun, Aug 27th, 2000
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Vernon “Spud” Born, 82, of Spring Valley, died Monday, August 21, 2000 at St Marys Hospital in Rochester.

He was born June 29, 1918 in Fillmore Township to A.E. Born and Dorthea “Dora” Drewes. He attended schools in the area and went on to three years of college in Rochester. He was united in marriage to Lela Maloney on April 22, 1957 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA. They raised six children. Vernon worked in the shipyards in California during WW II and was involved with the building of the first Atomic Bomb Plant. When he returned to the area he drove truck for a number of years. He was also in Partnership with his father in the plumbing and heating business in Spring Valley for 10 years and later farmed in Fillmore Township near Spring Valley for 45 years. Vernon was actively involved with disaster relief throughout the county for many years.

He is survived by his wife, Lela, of Spring Valley, and children Ray (Marty) Born of Guam, Susan (Roger Bendickson) Born-Bryant of Rochester, Charlene (Richard) Chistopherson of Stewartville, Steven (Gail) Born of Tulsa, OK, Sandy (Chris) Ball of Tiffan, IA, and Joyce Mensink of Spring Valley; 16 grandchildren, and one sister Margaret (Lorenze) Russert of Winona, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Helen and Frieda and two brothers Harold and Earl.

Services for Mr. Born were held Friday, August 25, 2000 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church with the Rev. Kevin Woestehoff officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in Spring Valley was in charge of arrangements.

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