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Vernon Wayne Schwahn

Vernon Wayne Schwahn, 73, of Troy, IL, born Wednesday, February 5, 1947 in Salem, IL and passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at his home in Troy, IL.

Wayne served his Country in the United States Army during the Vietnam conflict.  He was a family man and enjoyed the time he had with his wife, daughters and grandchildren.  He was a member of the Irving Lodge #455, Irving, IL for over 37 years and a member of Ainad Shriners.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Wanda (nee Smith) Schwahn; and a brother, Daniel Schwahn.

Surviving are his wife, Victoria S. (nee Wuebbels) Schwahn whom he married January 5, 1968; his daughters, Renee (Douglas) Hopper of Maryville, IL and Laura (Brent) Strom of Troy, IL; grandchildren, Cole Strom, Morgan (Jorden) Ekstrom, Tyler Strom, Jarod Hopper and Brenna Hopper; and his sister, Loretta (John) Sapolis of Collinsville, IL.

Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital, 4400 Clayton Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63110 or BJC Hospice, 1 Professional Dr. Ste. 180, Alton, IL 62002.  Online expressions of sympathy may be made at

Graveside services were held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO


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