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Vernon A Uhlorn

July 19, 1935 ~ February 16, 2024 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Vernon Uhlorn Obituary

Vernon Alfred Uhlorn left us on his own terms on Friday, February 16, 2024 at Living Spring Residential Care in Lewiston after a long battle with COPD and heart failure. He was 88 years old. Papa Vern was born on the farm in Ferdinand along with his twin sister Vera (Sr Angela) on July 19th, 1935, to Aloysius and Scholastica (Duman) Uhlorn.

Papa Vern lived on the family farm his entire life. He attended St. Maurus School and graduated from Ferdinand High school in 1953. He met the love of his life, Margaret Philomena “Peggy” Willenborg, while attending high school. They soon married on September 30th, 1953. They rented the upstairs apartment of the Bieker house across from the church in Ferdinand while they built their new home on the family farm.

The children born of this marriage were Steven John, Tamie Marie and Cynthia Helene Uhlorn. Vern and Peggy raised their children to learn the ways of farm and ranch life.

Papa Vern was a member of many organizations during his lifetime, but especially fond of The Lions Club, Elks, and Knights of Columbus and a large contributor to the Cottonwood Ski Course.

Papa Vern was preceded in death by Momma Peggy, daughter Tamie, his parents Aloysius and Scholastica; brother Cletus Uhlorn and his wife Peg; sister Rita Forsmann and her husband Mark; twins, John & Mary who died shortly after birth; sister, Edna Ruhoff and her husband Walt; brother-in-law Don Tacke; brother, Gerald Uhlorn and his wife Joanne; sister, Jane Hoene; sister, Vera (Sr Angela) Uhlorn; brother Maurus and wife Karen; sister Merna and husband George Gehring and sister Betty (Sr Cecile).

He is survived by son, Steve (Kim) Uhlorn and daughter Cindy (Shawn Crea). He is also survived by grandchildren, Loni, Vanessa, Nathan, Tabitha, Amanda, Rebecca and Liz, along with 12 great grandchildren, sister Irma Tacke, brother-in-law Don Hoene and sister Sally and husband Ralph Terhaar.

A rosary will be recited on Saturday, February 24th at 10:30 am at Assumption Church in Ferdinand, with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11:00. Interment will take place at Ferdinand Cemetery. Following the interment, a luncheon to follow in the Ferdinand Hall. Arrangements are under the direction of the Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville. Send condolences to the family at

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Recitation of the Rosary
February 24, 2024

10:30 AM
Assumption Catholic Church
460 Maple Street
Ferdinand, ID 83526

Mass of Christian Burial
February 24, 2024

11:00 AM
Assumption Catholic Church
460 Maple Street
Ferdinand, ID 83526


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