Vernon L. Cartmill
Vernon L. Cartmill, age 69, of Dubuque, passed away peacefully at 2:10 p.m., on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at his home surrounded by his loving granddaughter and friends. To honor Vernon’s life, private family services were held. Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, is assisting the family. Burial will be at a later date in Linwood Cemetery.
Vernon was born on August 3, 1952, in Dubuque, Iowa, and was raised by James and Joyce (Waller) Cartmill.
Vernon was born in Dubuque and was raised in Hazel Green, Wisconsin. Later in life he moved to New York where he was employed as a fork truck driver. In 2011, he and his granddaughter returned to Dubuque. Vernon’s family meant the world to him, and he truly loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also enjoyed playing cards with his friends and watched the Price is Right, Let’s Make a Deal and ID (Investigation Discovery) daily. Vernon also made sure that he kept up with current world events. Everyone who knew Vernon also knew of his love of hats, he was never without one. Vernon will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Those left to cherish Vernon’s memory include
Ashley Cartmill, Platteville, WI
and Trevor Dunlap, Minnesota;
Wyatt Kotz, Lauralei Hodges and Lillian Richardson;
Cheryl, Sue and Bobby;
and his best friend and care taker,
Vernon’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff of St. Croix Hospice and Finley Hospital for all of the outstanding care they have provided for Vernon these past months.
Vernon was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Clinton Cartmill; and a sister, Sandy.