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Theron LaVerne 'Vern' Wilson May 27, 1941 - April 10, 2019

Theron LaVerne “Vern” Wilson, 77, of Lafayette, died April 10, 2019 at his home. Born May 27, 1941 in Frankfort to the late Theron H. and Opal Irene (Wampler) Wilson. He married Peggi J. Wright on September 12, 1964, and she survives.

Vern was a 1959 graduate of Frankfort High School. He attended Wabash College and was a 1965 graduate of ISU with a BA in education. He had taught in Frankfort and Rensselaer Schools, and most recently, was a security guard for Securitas. In 1978 he became owner/operator of Perf-a-Lawn Inc. in Lafayette for 40 years. Vern had lived most of his adult life in Lafayette. He is a member of Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever and State Lawn Care Board.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Kevin L. (Joy) Wilson of Indianapolis, Kerry L. (Fiancé Andrea Blackwell) Wilson of Lafayette and Kraig R. (significant other, Beth Ann Biber) Wilson of Phoenix, Ariz.; a daughter, Kelli J. (Chad) Stroud of Indianapolis; seven grandchildren, Brittnie, Kaleigh, Logan, Haven, Carson, Macy and Molly; and two great-grandchildren, Branson and Kaydence.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Monday, April 15, 2019 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral celebration will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 16 at the funeral home. Entombment will be in Green Lawn Mausoleum. Memorial donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, envelopes will be available. Please visit goodwinfuneralhome.com, where you may leave a message with the family.