Vernon John Marler of Potosi, Missouri was born on December 20, 1947, a son to the late Frank Marler and the late Wilma (Hart) Marler. Vernon passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at Mercy South-St. Louis having reached seventy-two years of age.
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In addition to his parents, Vernon is preceded in death by five siblings: Jennie Kelly, Annette Bequette, Judy Marler, Bobbie Marler and Janice Hays; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Paul and Jetty Benson; and brother-in-law, Roger "Monk" Coleman.
Vernon is survived by his beloved wife, Brenda Marler; three children: Scott Marler, Melissa (Jason) Reed and Kirsta (Gregg) McBride; brother, Joe Marler; seven grandchildren: Jerad Marler(Fiance, Whitney Owens), Sean McBride, Heather McBride, Emily (Jacob) Middleton, Allison Reed, Hayden Reed and Kaleb Reed; four great-grandchildren: Devon Marler, Liam Middleton, Landon Middleton and Amelia Marler; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Lana (Mike) Vandergriff, Paul (Karen) Benson, Janice (Wendell) Eye, Jill (Pat) DeClue, Jeff (Tammy) Benson and Christopher Benson; also surviving are many dear friends and extended family.
The family will receive friends for a time of viewing on Monday, May 11, 2020 from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at DeClue Funeral Home. Visitation will resume on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, beginning at 9:00 AM.
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 11:00 AM held at DeClue Memorial Chapel with Elder Mike Jarvis and Elder Leonard Compton officiating. Honoring Vernon by serving as his pallbearers will be Mike DeClue, Jerad Marler, Kevin Lurkins, Sean McBride, RP Coleman, David Todd Hays, Logan Essmyer and Devon Marler.
Interment will follow at Redbud Memorial Gardens. Mr. Marler will receive full military honors presented by the United States Army and VFW Post 6996. Funeral arrangements by DeClue Funeral Home.
As we encourage the community to join the family in honoring the life of Mr. Marler, we urge everyone to follow the guidelines of our government and health officials regarding personal contact and attending gatherings. DeClue Funeral Home is committed to helping families honor the lives of their loved ones, while keeping the safety and well-being of all residents, staff and officials our priority. We appreciate your understanding and patience during this difficult, unprecedented time. We will continue to pray for our community and nation. May God Bless.