Vernon Dhaese, 94, of Delavan, passed away at 2:14 pm Sunday March 4, 2018 at his home.
He was born on November 16, 1923 in Peoria to Arthur and Ethel Dhaese. He married Margaret Lambert on May 5, 1962 in Peoria, and she passed away September 28, 2002.
Surviving are one daughter, Donna Kirchner of Pekin; three sons, George Kirchner of Wisconsin, Kevin Dhaese of Oregon, IL, Gary (Susan) Dhaese of Pekin; seven grandchildren; Brock, Jamie, Cindy, Mariah, Skylar, Pierce, Yvonne; 8 great grandchildren; two brothers, Ernest Dhaese of East Peoria and Arthur Dhaese of Peoria; two sisters, Laureen Johnson of Peoria and Mourina (Harry) Sweet of Bartonville.
He was preceded in death by two grand kids, Michelle Kirchner and Ian Dhaese; two brothers, Stanley and Jim Dhaese.
He worked at Caterpillar Inc. retiring in 1992.
Vernon was an avid Cubs, Green Bay Packers and Notre Dame Fighting Irish Fan. He loved to golf, bowl, and go to Delavan basketball games with his friends.
His Funeral will be at 3:00 pm Thursday March 8, 2018 at Davis-Oswald Funeral Home in Delavan. Pastor Brad Martin will officiate. Visitation will be from 1:00-2:45 pm before the service. The family encourages everyone attending to wear their Chicago Cubs attire. Burial will be at Prairie Rest Cemetery in Delavan.
Memorials may be made to Grafelman Farms Animal Rescue 1219 S. Murphy Rd. Hanna City, IL 61536.
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