Vernon Roell, 77
May 3, 1940
May 15, 2017

Vernon Roell, 77, passed away peacefully Monday, May 15, 2017, at the Samaritan Health Center in West Bend.

He was born May 3, 1940, in Sheboygan, to Hilbert and Alma (nee Stern) Roell. Vernon graduated from West Bend High School. He was employed at the Gehl Co. for 48 years. Vernon loved vacationing in northern Wisconsin, gardening and the outdoors.

Vernon is survived by his wife, Kathleen (nee Lord); children, Jenny (Clifford) Dorn and Jeffrey (Cheryl); grandchildren, Naomi (Ramiro) Paz, Nathaniel Dorn, Eric Roell and Brian Roell; great-grandchildren, Celina and Bella Paz, Bentley Dorn, and Benjamin Galliart; brother, Wayne Roell; and siblings-in-law, Fred (Cathy) Lord and Carol Lord. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Vernon is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Shirley (Robert) Beck; sister-in-law, Sharon Roell; two brothers-in-law, James Lord and Thomas Lord; and parents-in-law, Nathan and Lorraine Lord.

A gathering of family and friends will be Friday, May 19, from 3:30-6 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend, WI 53095).

Private inurnment will be at Washington County Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Horizon Home Care & Hospice (11400 W. Lake Park Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53224), Samaritan (531 E. Washington St., West Bend, WI 53095) and/or Interfaith Caregivers (2374 W. Washington St., West Bend, WI 53095).

A very special thank you to Horizon Home Care and Hospice, the Samaritan and the Interfaith Caregivers.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.