Vincent "Vern" L. Strong

Wednesday, August 27th, 1930 - Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019
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Vincent "Vern" L. Strong, 88, of Dubuque passed away Tuesday April 2, 2019 at home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church with Rev. Steven Rosonke officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery with full military rites accorded by the Dubuque Marine Corp League. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday at the Egelhof, Siegert and Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 JFK Rd.
Vern was born on August 27, 1930 the son of Hugh and Agnes (Sheehan) Strong. He married Imelda (Goffinet) Strong in 1964. She preceded him in death. Vern attended St. Columbkille High School and went on to join the Marine Corp where he served proudly. Vern was a member of the AMVETS as well as the Dubuque Marine Corp League. He was a dedicated plumber and a lifelong member of the UA Union. In his free time Vern enjoyed woodworking, he would make birdhouses and other decorative items as well as building his own cabinets for his home. He also loved to travel around the country visiting family and seeing new destinations.
He is survived by his children; Michael Strong of Dubuque, IA, Julie (Mitch) Stermer of Campbell, CA, and Susan Harthun of Marion, IA; three grandchildren Calvin Stermer, Ethan Harthun and Robert (Elizabeth) Strong; two great grandchildren Josiah Strong and Gabrielle Strong; and a sister Delores Oliver of Dubuque, IA.
He was preceded in death by his parents Hugh and Agnes (Sheehan) Strong and his wife Imelda Strong.
A Vincent L. Strong memorial Fund has been established.
The family would like to thank Dr. Runde, Dr. Ringhold and Hospice of Dubuque and the Nurses and staff at Mercy Hospital for their compassionate care.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, April 8th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, April 8th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory
    Address Not Available
  • Service

    St. Anthony's Catholic Church
    1870 St. Ambrose Street
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