(January 1, 1937 – July 25, 2011)
The Lord has taken Vernon John Boberg on July 25, 2011, from world that has known him as a son, brother, husband, soldier, father, and a friend. He served 16 years in the Army which has fought in the Vietnam and Korean wars. He love most of his life in Calumet, MI where he has worked at Calumet Electronics, Mercy Ambulance, Neil’s Taxi and Gregg’s Taxi. Vernon was a survivor of prostate cancer but later suffered the effects from strokes and dementia. He was a resident at Cypress Manor in Hancock but was transferred to Tendercare in Clare in lower Michigan to be closer to where two of his daughters live. He is preceded by his twin brother, Yngve “Blondie” Boberg, and parents, Yngve and Genevieve Boberg. Surviving are his brother Sigmund Boberg, daughters Kristy (Boberg) Saldate, Kerry (Boberg) Splitter, and Korry (Boberg) Bedore, and 3 grandchildren Many people that have known him knew he was a fighter, a joker, and a straight-up talker. He left this world making sure everyone knew how strong of a fighter he was as he fought to the very end. He will be greatly missed but no forgotten. Peace has finally come to a man who has fought many wars on different levels. A Memorial Service will be held at the Keweenaw Heritage Center at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Calumet, Michigan, on Friday, July 29, 2011 at 10:30 am. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the St. Anne’s Catholic Church. Smith-Miner Funeral Home, 2700 W. Wackerly, Midland, MI is assisting the family. Online condolences can be given at smithminer.com.