Vernon "Vernie" D. Askins

Born: Wed., Dec. 7, 1949
Died: Fri., Apr. 14, 2017


2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Apr. 18, 2017
Location: Hartman Sons Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Wed., Apr. 19, 2017
Location: Hartman Sons Funeral Home

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Vernon "Vernie" D. Askins, 86, died at 8:30 a.m., on Friday, April 14, 2017, at  The Meadows of Kalida.  He was born on October 27, 1930 to John and Flossie Askins.  They both preceded him in death.

On December 7, 1949, he married Delores M. Miller.  She preceded him in death on March 10, 2015.

Vernon is survived by three sons:  Richard (Vicki) Askins, Lima, Randy (Sharon) Askins and Rodney Askins, both of Kalida; eight grandchildren:  Kelly, Eric, Emily, Ross, Ryan, Sarah, Matt and Amy; 21 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.  

He was preceded in death by two brothers:  Wendell (Marjorie) Askins and Gene (Nancy) Askins;  two sisters, Ardatha (Herbert) Garberson and Ruth (Leslie) Lowden.

Vernon was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Columbus Grove, Ohio, Farm Bureau, and Soil and Water Conservation in Putnam County, Ohio.  He was also a member of the Eagles in Delphos, Ohio.

Vernon was a lifelong farmer.  He was also an avid artifact collector.  He also enjoyed golfing, playing the organ, traveling with his wife Delores, and singing in a barbershop quartet.  At one time Vernon had his own barbershop quartet group called the "49er's".

The funeral service will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Hartman Sons Funeral Home, Columbus Grove.  Father Mark Hoying will officiate, with burial to follow in Ottawa River Cemetery, Rimer, Ohio.

Friends may call Tuesday, April 18, 2017, from 2:00 8:00 p.m. at Hartman Sons Funeral, Columbus Grove.

Memorial contributions may be made to Putnam County Hospice or American Heart Association.  

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Colleen Jameson
   Posted Mon April 17, 2017
So sorry to hear about Vernon. He was a good friend. I will miss going
to eat out together. We had a lot of fun and laughs over the years.
He will be missed. The family has my condolences.

Gregg & Jane (Gerdeman) Giessler
   Posted Mon April 17, 2017
Thoughts and Prayers to your family. Sorry for your loss...your dad was a great guy.

Will & Sharon Nusbaum
   Posted Mon April 17, 2017
Although we've known Vernie all our lives, it was when we had the chance to travel with him and Delores that we truly got to appreciate his great sense of humor and learn what a kind, thoughtful man he was. It didn't take much coaxing and he would recite "There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly" to the bus full of old folks just like us. What wonderful memories you must have and those memories will be so comforting to you in the days ahead.
Thinking of you----------Will & Sharon

   Posted Wed April 19, 2017
My sincere condolences to the family for your loss. May the promises in God’s word provide you with comfort and strength during this most difficult time. John 5:28-29

Christina Garberson
   Posted Wed April 19, 2017
So sorry to hear about your loss. Your Dad was a lovely man. I remember as a little girl wanting to visit the farm because he always made me laugh. He will be truly missed.

Gary and Shannon Reese
   Posted Sat April 22, 2017
Our thoughts, prayers, and condolences go to you the Askin's family. We were out of town when we heard of your loss. Many fond memories of Punk and Delores over the years.

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