Vernon L. Weimer, 84, Topeka: July 6, 1933 – Nov. 16, 2017 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Vernon L. Weimer, 84, Topeka: July 6, 1933 – Nov. 16, 2017

TOPEKA, Kan. – Vernon L. Weimer, 84, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka, Kan. He was born on July 6, 1933, in Olivet, Kan., the son of Louis and Dorothy Taylor Weimer.

Vernon spent his life in the Olivet, Melvern and Carbondale, Kan., communities. Vernon graduated from Olivet High School. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War at the rank of sergeant. He was a heavy equipment operator during the building of Pomona and Council Grove lakes. He worked at the Santa Fe Railway as a wheel crane operator, retiring in 1994 after 31 years of service. Vernon was a member of the American Legion Post 317, in Melvern. He enjoyed boating, camping and traveling.

On June 9, 1957, Vernon was married to Jane Criss, in Melvern.

Vernon was preceded in death by his wife, Jane, on June 6, 2003; a son, Randy Weimer, in 1977; his parents, Louis and Dorothy two brothers, Kenneth and Ernest; and two sisters, Barbara Hebb and Kathy Rudolph.

Vernon is survived by two daughters, Debbie (Gary) French, Melvern, and Lesa (Wayne) Ribordy, Topeka, Kan.; brother, Fred Weimer, Emporia, Kan.; three sisters, Edna Gardner, Topeka, Susie Burris and Regina Graham, both of Emporia; a very special friend, Doris Vaughn, Topeka; two grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, four step-great-grandchildren and five step-great-great-grandchildren.

The family will received friends Sunday, Nov. 19, at Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon Kan. Inurnment will be at a later date in Alpine Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Melvern Community Center, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Avenue, Lyndon, KS 66451. Online condolences may be left at

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