Ken was the beloved son of Kenneth and Dorothy Vernier of Millstadt, IL. He grew up as one of five children, attended Belleville East High School, graduated from Ranken Technical College and was employed by SIU Edwardsville.
Ken was a loving and dedicated father, son, brother, uncle and friend. Ken was a very selfless person who cared about everyone else before himself. His true passions included being with his sons especially watching them play their sports and riding quadrunners, spending time with his parents and siblings on his parent’s farm, Cardinal baseball, boating, and hunting. His warm nature and big smile was contagious to everyone he met. He will always be remembered for his kindness, generosity, and love for the outdoors. Words can never express how much he will be missed.
Along with his parents, Ken is survived by his wonderful sons, Dawson and Dustin;
his four siblings Julie Sousan of Millstadt, IL,
Linda (Mark) Heckman of St. Louis, MO,
Beth (Eric) Hotter of Millstadt, IL,
and Tim (Sheri) Vernier of Denver, CO;
nieces and nephews Ryan (Candice) Mueller, Kristen Mueller,
Elyse McClure (with children Jadyn and Elijah), Stephen Glass,
Andrew, Jordan and Sarah Sousan,
and special friend Carol Dohack.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to support those affected with depression at www.afsp.donordrive.com/campaign/kenverniermemorialfund. Those wishing to express their condolences to the family may do so online at www.rennerfh.com.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 24, 2016, at St. James Catholic Church, Millstadt, IL.
Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.
George and Denise Blaha, Millstadt, IL, 62260
So sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. Words can not express the sorrow that you are feeling, may God be with you & bring you comfort
Joan Mueth, Waterloo, IL, 62298
Our deepest sympathy to the Vernier family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. Faith-is not praying for God to take our problems away, but to pray that He gives us the strength to get through them.
Jim & Jackie
James & Jacqueline Ralano, Millstadt, Illinois, 62260
Dear Dottie and family so sorry about your loss. I will be saying the Devine Mercy Chaplet for him daily. Will also be praying for your family. May God give you strength to carry on which will not be easy. Love Lucille Piontek
Lucille. Piontek, Washilngton, Mo, 63090
God bless you and your family on your loss.Ken will truly be missed at SIUE campus by all his coworkers. Ken was a wonderful friend to everyone.
Daniel Hubbard, HIGHLAND, Illinois, 62249
Our prayers are with you during this difficult time. Karen and John Temporiti
Karen (Bien) Temporiti, St. Louis, Mo, 63119
Dottie, you have my deepest sympathy. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Pat miller, Washington, Mo, 63090
I worked with Ken. He was always friendly and easy to work with. He will be missed by everyone who knew him at SIUE. My deepest sympathy to all his family.
Tom Matthews, Collinsville, Illinois, 62234
Our thoughts and prayers are with your whole family in the death of your son. What a difficult time this has to be for your family. We hope you will be comforted knowing Ken is with the Lord in heaven. We are so sorry we will not be in town but you
definitely be in our thoughts and prayers.
Upon reading his obituary in the paper, I was flooded with thoughts about how we played ball with you and your brother and Charlie Horton. We also rooted for the Cardinals.
I also need to thank your Mom for taking my Mom to the hospital when her tumor turned out to be her son (me). I owe your family my life and I thank you so much.
I have seen Donnie at Westhaven before they closed. I spent a lot of time at Westhaven and saw Donnie often because I am married to Kathy Buesch
Bob and Kathy Spilka
Bob & Kathy Spilka, Belleville, Illinois,
Kenny & Dorothy and family words cannot express for your loss. Your whole family will remain in our prayers.Bob and Jan Vernier family.
Robert J. Vernier, Belleville, Illinois, 62220
Praying for all of you and sending my love.
Kenny was such a kind person.
Lou Ann Branz, Grafton, Illinois, 62037
Dear Dorothy, Ken and family,
My heartfelt sympathy is extended to your entire family for the loss of Ken Jr. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Lisa (Wright) Reichert, Belleville, IL, 62223
Kenny, Dorothy & Family,
Please accept are most sincere sympathy for the loss of your son, Kenny. Though our acquaintance was brief and a long time ago, Kenny left us with the impression always that he was a fine young man whose aim in life was to beat the odds. We are so sorry to hear of his passing. We feel certain that God will have a special place for him.
Tom & Bobbi Kiefer
Tom & Bobbi Kiefer, Freeburg, IL, 62243
Dear Dorothy and Ken. We were very sorry when you wrote us about your son. Please accept our sympathy and thank you for the reminder about “Footprints” May God comfort you and your family. Blessings and Peace to all of you.
Ron and Judy Saeger, Belleville, Illinois, 62226