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Vernon  Sheppard, Jr.
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“Sorry to hear of Vern’s passing. We had many good times at WMU and of course our Pike life. PeaceIra MarkPike Brother ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Mark Ira B. - Friend

“My deepest condolences to Jack and the whole family ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Alessandro Viano - Torino - Italy

“My heartfelt condolences to Jean, Veronica and Jack. This saddens me deeply. Vern was such a great boss. His knowledge and integrity made it a...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Lynn Starks - Friend

“We are so sorry to hear of Vern's death. I worked for him at Post CU and agree he was a kind person. Our prayers for the family. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Sue and Paul Westworth - MI

“Jean, my heart is saddened to hear the news of Vern's passing. Praying for comfort and floods of beautiful, fun memories for you and the kids to...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Tammy Gagnon - Dowling, MI

“Jean and family, so sorry to see that Vern passed away. He was such a bright light. I never ever recall ever seeing or talking with him without a...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Christine Ayres - Battle Creek, MI

“Jean so sorry to hear about Vern’s passing. You and the kids are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Diane Zadel - Friend

“What a great Pike brother Vern was and is. Always had a smile for me on my visits to Kazoo. God bless. Say hi to Paul for me. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Charlie Baumann - Friend

“I am so sorry for the loss of your husband and father. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Blessings to you, Veronica, and the rest of...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Roxanne Bengelink - Augusta


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Vernon "Vern" Sheppard, Jr. of Kalamazoo, MI

Vern, age 65, died unexpectedly at home on Tuesday morning, December 29, 2020.

Vern, the son of Vernon and Edna (Kenter) Sheppard, Sr., was born in Covington, KY on August 20, 1955. He graduated from Gibraltar Carlson (MI) High School in 1973 and Western Michigan University in 1978 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. While at WMU, he was a proud member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He lived in the Kalamazoo area for the past 40 years. Vern was employed as the General Manager of Post Community Credit Union in Battle Creek and retired in June of 2011 after 27 years. Vern was an accomplished cribbage, crossword, and scrabble player, an avid consumer of the news, and was known to be a kind and considerate man.

Vern was united in marriage to, Jean Louise Wold in Muskegon, MI on August 22, 1981. Surviving is his wife of 39 years, Jean; his daughter, Veronica Jean Sheppard of Kalamazoo; his son, John "Jack" Vernon Sheppard of Utica, MI; two sisters, Barbara (Roger Derlin) Sheppard of Delran, NJ and Patricia (Richard) Sloss of Albrightsville, PA; his brother, Kenneth Sheppard of Delran, NJ; in-laws John and Pat O'Toole and Lee Rodgers, and many nieces and nephews. Vern was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Thomas "Tommy" in 1976 and nephew, Ryan Sloss in 2007.

As per Vern's wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held on Sunday, August 22nd, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Hunter's Run Clubhouse, 6911 Hunter's Run, Kalamazoo, MI 49048. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Vern's honor may be directed to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan. The Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel is assisting Vern's family.

Personal messages and/or favorite memories of Vern may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com