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Vernal James Keberlein

Chino Valley, Arizona

September 14, 1934 - April 24, 2022

Vernal James Keberlein Obituary

Vernal (Vern) James Keberlein, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, peacefully went to his eternal reward on Sunday, April 24, 2022. Vern was born 1934, in Antonina, Kansas, to Pauline and Joe Keberlein, who were German immigrants. He spent the first several years of his life speaking German and spent the rest of his life trying to forget it. Born as one of nine siblings, he spent many hours with his family on their farm in Kansas. As a young man, Vern enlisted in the military, and travelled the world before marrying his first wife, Delores. Prior to losing Dolores to a long battle with cancer in the summer of 1986, they adopted their first son, Vern Joseph Keberlein, affectionately known as Vernie. In 1987, Vern met his beloved wife Pat, and in 1988, they were married. Vern made his home in Paulden, Arizona, and enjoyed spending time outdoors with his animals; Vern never met a dog that he didn’t like, and most came home to stay with him. Vern loved Pat’s daughter, Susie, as his own and spent many days riding horses with her; he also adored his two grandchildren and was the best grandfather on earth. Vern was an active member in the LDS church, and he and his granddaughter Annie were baptized on the same day in 2003. Vern was always looking for someone to serve, and was often viewed as a pillar of solidarity and peace in a world of turmoil. Vern is a light in our lives, and we are not sure how the world can keep turning without him. He will be sorely missed. Vern was greeted at Heaven’s gate by his parents, nine siblings, Dolores, and his son Vernie. He leaves behind his wife, Pat, his daughter Susie (Mike), and his two grandchildren, Mick and Annie (Dakota). Services will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at ten o’clock in the morning, at the LDS Church on 441 W. Perkinsville Road, Chino Valley, Arizona 86323, with a viewing to be held at nine o’ clock.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Vernal James Keberlein hosted by Heritage Funeral Homes.

Vernal (Vern) James Keberlein, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, peacefully went to his eternal reward on Sunday, April 24, 2022. Vern was born 1934, in Antonina, Kansas, to Pauline and Joe Keberlein, who were German immigrants. He spent the first several years of his life speaking German and spent the rest of his life trying to forget it. Born as one of nine siblings, he spent many hours with his family on their farm in Kansas. As a young man, Vern enlisted in the military, and travelled the world before marrying his first wife, Delores. Prior to losing Dolores to a long battle with cancer in the summer of 1986, they adopted their first son, Vern Joseph Keberlein, affectionately known as Vernie. In 1987, Vern met his beloved wife Pat, and in 1988, they were married. Vern made his home in Paulden, Arizona, and enjoyed spending time outdoors with his animals; Vern never met a dog that he didn’t like, and most came home to stay with him. Vern loved Pat’s daughter, Susie, as his own and spent many days riding horses with her; he also adored his two grandchildren and was the best grandfather on earth. Vern was an active member in the LDS church, and he and his granddaughter Annie were baptized on the same day in 2003. Vern was always looking for someone to serve, and was often viewed as a pillar of solidarity and peace in a world of turmoil. Vern is a light in our lives, and we are not sure how the world can keep turning without him. He will be sorely missed. Vern was greeted at Heaven’s gate by his parents, nine siblings, Dolores, and his son Vernie. He leaves behind his wife, Pat, his daughter Susie (Mike), and his two grandchildren, Mick and Annie (Dakota). Services will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2022, at ten o’clock in the morning, at the LDS Church on 441 W. Perkinsville Road, Chino Valley, Arizona 86323, with a viewing to be held at nine o’ clock.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Vernal James Keberlein hosted by Heritage Funeral Homes.

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