Oct. 16, 1936 - July 23, 2019

Verner W. ‘Vern’ Falk, 82, of Monticello, Illinois, passed away 11:10 p.m., July 23, 2019 at the Piatt County Nursing Home, Monticello.

Vern was born Oct. 16, 1936 in Ogema, the son of Einer and Vanja (Danielson) Falk. He married Marjorie L. Clark on Oct. 4, 1958 in Ogema.

Vern is survived by his wife, Marge Falk of Monticello; son, Ron Falk (Brenda) of Monticello; daughters: Nancy Manthis (Ken) of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, Karen Hardimon (Frank) of White Heath, and Susie Janis (Bob) of White Heath; grandchildren: Andrew Falk (Viri), Kristin Cothren (Josh), Thomas Manthis, Joey Manthis, William Manthis, Jennifer Poling (Brett), Jason Hardimon, Shelby Hardimon, Kelsey Hill (Charlie), Katie Hunt (Cole), and Emily Janis (fiancé Drew Pfiester); great-grandchildren: Kohen, Drake, Elinor, Harper, Charlotte, and Hadley. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Vern retired as vice president of Trade and Commodities from Archer Daniels Midland and served on the Board of Directors at the First State Bank of Monticello for 30 years. He was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church of Monticello and the Monticello Golf Club. Vern enjoyed spending time with his family, he was an avid sports fan who enjoyed golf, fishing, bowling, Illini sports, and was a huge Cubs fan.

A visitation and funeral service was held on Friday, July 26, at the Christ Lutheran Church of Monticello. Interment was in Monticello Township Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Carle Hospice, Multiple Sclerosis, Christ Lutheran Church, or donor’s choice.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mackey-wrightfuneralhome.com

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