Vernon M. Dengel, 84

Vernon M. Dengel, 84, of West Bend died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009 at the Cedar Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born on Sept. 28, 1924 in West Bend to the late George and Theresa (nee Jansen) Den-gel and married Rose M. Koe-nings on Nov. 23, 1946 in West Bend.

Vernon graduated from West Bend High School before serving in the U.S. Army during World War II. Following his discharge he worked at the West Bend Company for 43 years and was a member of the 25-year club. Vernon enjoyed raising roses, gardening, vacationing and fishing.

He will be sadly missed by his family who loved him dearly.

Vernon is survived by his wife of 62 years, Rose; his two sons, Stephen (Veronica) of Stoughton and Russell (Gail) of Mazomanie; and two grandchildren, Matthew (Nicole) of Madison and Kirsten Dengel of Minneapolis. He is further survived by his brother, Jim (Mary) Dengel of West Bend; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Koenings of West Bend and Buelah Koenings of Austin, Texas; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by two brothers, Howard and Robert, and his sister, Mar-guerite.

A memorial Mass of Christian burial will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church with Rev. Gerald Brittain presiding. Please meet at church for Mass. Burial will follow in Holy Angels Cemetery. Memorials to the Lewy Body Society are appreciated.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family.