In Memoriam ~ Vernon John Berning, ’43 Posted on March 14, 2017 in Obituaries Vernon John Berning, ’43 December 10, 1924 – March 8, 2017 Buffalo, Minnesota Vernon John Berning, age 92, of St. Michael passed away on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 at his residence. He was born on December 10, 1924 in St. Michael the son of Oscar & Anna (Endres) Berning. Vernon engaged in farming for many years. He was a collector of guns and many other items. Vernon was an avid trap shooter in the 80’s and his team won State and he also won the singles for State. He was a faithful member of The St. Michael Catholic Church. Survived by a son: Tom (Jackie Gilmore) Berning of Pelican Rapids; grandchildren: Natalie (Brandon) Berning-Flynn & Jacob (Melissa Moore) Berning; a sister: Irene; many other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his wife: Rita D. Berning, his parents, a brother “Buddy” and by two sisters “Nellie” and Lucille. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at The St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael. Visitation Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 one hour prior to Mass at the Church.