Vernon M. Stefanski
Vernon M. Stefanski Born: June 5, 1929 Died: February 10, 2017 Vernon M. Stefanski, 87, of Harvard, IL passed away on February 10, 2017 at home surrounded by his family. Vernon was born on June 5, 1929 in Chicago, IL to Vern and Libbie (Sikorski) Stefanski. On August 5, 1967, he married Martha D. Hoeflich at Midwest Bible Church in Chicago, IL; along with a new wife he had six new children, Karen, Linda, Gary, Julie, Louie and Mike. They went on to have two children together Laurie and Peggy. Vernon worked at Northern Illinois Gas for 39 years, until he retired as a young man in 1984. In his free time, Vern enjoyed his family, his many animals and bowling. He also enjoyed his home bible study with the Jehovah Witnesses. In his younger days, Vernon served 12 years in the National Guard. Vern was a loving, compassionate man who usually had a smile on his face and will be dearly missed. Vernon is survived by his wife Martha; daughter, Laurie (Tom) Bellino; Step-children, Karen (Ed) Kuras, Linda Mitchell, Julie (Jack) Reveland, Louis Hoeflich, Michael (Vania) Hoeflich; Niece, Jill (Wilson) Drake; Numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, February 16 at Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home, 107 W. Sumner St., Harvard, IL 60033. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 17 at the funeral home. Interment will be in McHenry County Memorial Park. Family and friends may sign the online guest book at www.saundersmcfarlin.net . For more information, call the funeral home at 815-943-5400.
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