For those who knew Vernon, I thought I would post the obituary that appeared in their local paper.
Vernon Emmett Winterroth, 72, of Kempton, Illinois passed away Friday (June 27, 2014) at Merkle-Knipprath Nursing Home in Clifton, Illinois.
He was born in Buckingham on Oct. 22, 1941, the son of Emmett G. and Pearl (Rahn) Winterroth.
On Jan. 15, 1966, he married Deanna Kay Benson at Trinity Lutheran Church in Herscher.
Mr. Winterroth was a farmer, enjoyed collecting Massey-Harris tractors, fishing, water skiing, outdoor activities, doing work in his shop building things, and he loved his family.
Surviving are his wife, Deanna, of Kempton; son, Gary Dean (Dorreen) Winterroth, of Buckingham; grandsons, Devin Vernon Winterroth, and Caleb Dean Winterroth, both of Buckingham.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Merlin (Shirley) Winterroth.