EL PASO — Vernon Agnew, 92, of El Paso, formerly of Wenona, passed away at 11:40 p.m. Sunday (April 16, 2017) at Heritage Health, El Paso.

His funeral Mass will be at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, El Paso, with Father John Steffen officiating. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the church. Interment will be at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, El Paso. Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home, El Paso, is handling arrangements.

He was born May 28, 1924, in Panola Township, a son of Clarence and Edna Hall Agnew. He married Doris Salz in 1949 in Wenona. She preceded him in death in 2015.

Surviving are his son, Gene (Joann) Agnew, Towanda; daughter, Debbie Brennan, Pontiac; grandchildren, Billy Brennan, Pontiac; Nick (Shelly) Agnew, Goodfield; Bryn Agnew, Towanda; and Jenna Agnew, Towanda; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Donna Jane Augstine.

Vern worked for Hart Carter in Gridley for several years and was also a farmer. He belonged to St. Mary’s Catholic Church and was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion for more than 70 years.

Memorials may be given to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, El Paso.

Condolences and memories may be directed to his family at www.ruestmanharrisfuneralhome.com.

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