SPIRIT?LAKE - A funeral service for Vernon Bueltel will be held 10:30 a.m., today, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Spirit Lake. Interment will be at St. Patricks Cemetery in Estherville.
Vernon William Bueltel was born March 8, 1931 in Estherville to Joseph and Rose (Loneman) Bueltel. He attended high school in Superior. Vernon served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He married Juanita Umscheid on Sept. 15, 1962. They spent their lifetime farming in Superior. Vernon was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.
Vernon passed away at Avera Holy Family Health in Estherville, Iowa on Oct. 17, 2012 at 81 years of age.
Vernon is survived by his wife, Juanita; children, Susan Michelson (Jeff), Steve Bueltel (Deb), Sharon Bueltel, Vickie Willemssen (John), Shelly Hardy (Ryan) and Julie Bueltel (Jared); grandchildren, Ryan, Brooke, Trevor, Alexandra, Landen, Jordan, Jaden and Cooper. He is also survived by his siblings, Margie Fredrickson, Bonnie Dahl, Janice Helmers and Jim Bueltel; several nieces and nephews and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Earl Bueltel, Pat (Wayne) Bueltel and Jerry Bueltel; grandchildren, Taylor Willemssen and Nicholas Willemssen.
Turner Jenness Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.