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Vern Robert Hemmah -- Cannon Falls

CANNON FALLS -- The funeral for Vern Robert Hemmah will be at 2 p.m. Monday at First English Lutheran Church in Cannon Falls, with the Rev. Phillip Ruud and the Rev. Kari Williamson officiating. Interment will be in Cannon Falls Cemetery with military honors.

Mr. Hemmah, 75, of Cannon Falls, died Thursday (Sept. 14, 2006) at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina.

He was born Dec. 18, 1930, in Sisseton, South Dakota. He attended school in Cannon Falls and later served in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves. He married Joanne Hendel in 1953. The couple later divorced. He was employed for more than 30 years as a plumber and spent most of those years working at Wenzel Mechanical in Eagan, retiring in 1995. He was a member of the Plumbers Union Local No. 34. A member of First English Lutheran Church in Cannon Falls, he went on a mission trip to Biloxi, Miss. this past March. He enjoyed traveling, fishing and spending time at his cabin.

Survivors include five sons, Chris of Woodbury, Tom (Nancy) of Burnsville, John (Betsy) of South St. Paul, and Mike and Ron (Linda), both of Cannon Falls; nine grandchildren; a twin sister, Violet (Dale) Lorenson of Cannon Falls; and a brother, Donald (Jeanette) of Red Wing. He was preceded in death by a grandson and a brother.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Lundberg Funeral Home in Cannon Falls and an hour before the service Monday at the church.

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