Vernon Hines, 91

obit-Vernon-HinesVernon Hines, a resident of Randall, died Monday, May 13, 2013, at St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, May 20, 2013, at 11 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church in Randall, with Father Jimmy Joseph officiating. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Brenny Funeral Chapel in Randall, Sunday, May 19, and one hour prior to services at the church.

Vernon was born Sept. 27, 1921, in Darling Township to Frank and Lucy (Shontell) Hines. Vernon received his honorary high school diploma. He spent a year in (CCC) Civilian Conservation Corps. Vernon worked on the Heel Grand Ranch in the Yoktima Valley Washington before joining the Army. Vernon was a Sargent in the United States Army during World War II. He fought in the Algeria-French Morocco, Tunisia, Sicily and Naples-Foggia Battles. Vernon received the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Service Medal, American Defense Service Medal, Three Overseas Service Bars, and a Lapel Pin. Vernon was also awarded the Bronze Star. Vernon married Eleanor Andres June 8, 1946. After her death in 2001, Vernon married Helen Guck in 2003. Vernon loved to farm. He enjoyed hunting, and cutting wood. Vernon was a kind, friendly, and caring man. He loved spending time with his family, loved to watch boxing and westerns and was an ace pool player.

Vernon is survived by his wife, Helen; children, Valerie (Robert) Jeffries of Little Falls, Patrick (Cynthia) Hines of Apple Valley, Michael (Marlene) Hines of Randall, David Hines of Brooklyn Park, Joseph (Christa) Hines of North Pole, Alaska, Paul (Debra) Hines of Little Falls, James (Pamela) Hines of Randall and Gerald (Linda) Hines of Long Prairie; and three stepchildren, Ray, Roxi and Rhonda; brothers, Bill Hines of Randall and Elmer Hines of California; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Eleanor; daughter, Mary; brother, Clarence; and sisters, Verena and Evelyn.

Brenny Funeral Chapel