LaVerne J. Hedglin, Jr.
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LaVerne J. Hedglin, Jr.
Vern was born on Feb. 26, 1937, in Stoneboro to LaVerne J. Hedglin Sr. and Mary Velda Clingerman Hedglin.
He was a graduate of the first ever graduating class of Lakeview High School in 1955 and went on to proudly serve his country in the Navy.
He owned and operated the Quaker State Station in Stoneboro for a number of years, worked as a service manager for Slater Ford, worked at Moore Industries in Fredonia, and retired from Laubscher Cheese as a delivery man.
He married his beloved wife, Shirley Proud, on May 5, 1957; she survives at home.
Vern enjoyed golfing, and was especially proud of his two holes-in-one. He also enjoyed NASCAR racing, having attended many Daytona 500 races. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He enjoyed going to horse races, the winter bowling league and spending his mornings with the Coffee Bunch at Dyes Service Station.
Vern was a member of Lake Lodge 434 F and AM in Sandy Lake and a member of the Zem Zem Temple Shrine in Erie, as well as the Mercer County Shrine Club and Wheel Patrol.
Vern was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and enjoyed spending time with his family.
In addition to his wife, Vern is survived by: his daughters, Jane Miles and husband Tim of Grove City and Kathleen Oakes and husband Dale of Mercer; grandchildren, April Novick and husband Michael of Sharpsville, Meghan Miles of Conneaut Lake, Leah Oakes and husband Ian Mundy of Pittsburgh, and Katelyn Miles of Grove City; great grandchildren, Bronson, Weston, and Taylin Novick; brother, Fred "Fritz" Hedglin and wife Dorothy; sisters-in-law, Judy Poole and husband Bob and Betty Fischer and husband Art, as well as several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Vern was preceded in death by his brother, Gary Hedglin.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children - Erie (https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/erie or Shriners Hospitals for Children, attention: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, Fla., 33607.
LaVerne J., 81, of Stoneboro.
Calling hours: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday (1-6-19) at BLACK FUNERAL HOME, 99 Franklin St., Stoneboro. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.BlackFuneralHomes.net.
Masonic service: 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Additional visitation: 10 to 11 a.m. Monday (1-7-19) at the funeral home.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Randy Ritchey, pastor of Oak Grove Church, officiating.
The V.E.T.S. Honor Guard will follow, rendering full military honors.
Interment: Private, in Oak Hill Cemetery.
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