(April 5, 1927 – June 23, 2015)
Vernon Ray McIntosh, 88, of Midland, passed away unexpectedly on June 23, 2015 at his daughter?ÇÖs home in Rockford, MI. Vernon was born on April 5, 1927 to Ray and Beryl (Dunning) McIntosh. On June 27, 1953 he married Lydia E. Ziemer who predeceased him on October 20, 2003.Vernon served during WWII in the United States Navy. Vernon worked for Dow Corning for 27 years and was part of the Midland Township Fire Department for 25 years. He coached baseball and played softball for many years. He enjoyed watching the Detroit Tigers, MSU basketball and doing puzzles. For Vernon, family always came first and he loved his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Vernon is survived by his children; Roger (Beth) McIntosh, Richard (Christi) McIntosh, Denise (Paul) Williams, Lois (Ritch) Cushway, and Brenda (Brian) Hayes, 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers, Leonard, Jim and Tom McIntosh and sisters Ella Doyle, Sue Robbins, Carol Gower and Marsha McIntosh. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 27, 2015, at St. John?ÇÖs Lutheran Church with Rev. Daniel Kempin officiating. Visitation will be held at Smith-Miner Funeral Home on Friday, June 26, 2015, from 4-7 pm and on Saturday, at the church from 10 am until the time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. John?ÇÖs Lutheran Church or the Midland Township Fire Department.Online condolences can be offered at smithminer.com.