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Vern L Serres

August 11, 1950 ~ August 29, 2019 (age 69)


Vern L. Serres, 69, passed away at his home in Colona, IL on Thursday, August 29, 2019.

There will be a Celebration of Life 2 – 6 p.m. at the American Legion Post #1233 (312 Broadway, Colona, IL) on Sunday, September 8, 2019.  Cremation rites have been accorded.  Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd. is assisting the family.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be mailed to the family or the funeral home, which will be forwarded to the family.

Vern was born in Moline, IL on August 11, 1950, the son of Raymond and Gwynievere (Havener) Serres.  Vern served in the Marine Corp. between 1968 – 1970.  He married Rebecca J. Branham in Moline on September 2, 1977.  He was a Fork Truck Driver for John Deere Parts, Milan for 30 years, retiring in 2006.

Vern was a member of the UAW LOCAL 79.  He enjoyed fishing, working on cars and yard work.  Vern was an avid Chicago Cubs and Bears Fan.  He was a Great Story Teller.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Rebecca; children, Burt (Deb) Serres, East Moline, Matthew (Amber) Serres, Moline, Eric Serres, Moline; sister, Melody Guyton, Huntsville, AL; 10 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, nephew, Mark, and brother-in-law, Terry Guyton.

To send flowers to Vern's family, please visit our floral section.


Celebration of Life
September 8, 2019

2:00 PM
American Legion Post #1233
312 Broadway
Colona, IL 61240

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