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Vernon V. Pinkowski PhD, 87 entered God's arms on February 10th 2017 surrounded by family and friends. Devoted husband of Antoinette “Toni” Pinkowski. Loving father of Mark (Andria), Sandi and Timothy (Mary.) Loving brother of Carol Weishan and Esther Epperly (Guy) who preceded him in death. Beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews. All these and many more will remember the best of times at Fishtrap Lake and the Highbridge Farm.

After being Honorably Discharged from the U.S. Air Force, Vern was an educator and school administrator at a number of public schools in Wisconsin. As an author he wrote books on prominent Wisconsinite's to include "Mary Plummer "Sweetheart of Pepin County", "Helen Parkhurst - Educator", "Elizabeth Clarke Hardy - Wife, Writer, Farmer, Poet and Editor." Vern also wrote "A Pathway to Pepin County's Stone Age People and "A Twisted Pig's Tale." He was an avid outdoorsman and loved his Northern Wisconsin woods and lakes.

Funeral Mass will be 11:30 AM Monday, February 20, 2017 at St. Mary Assumption Catholic Church in Durand. Rev. Don Schmitz will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Durand American Legion Post #181 of Durand. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until the time of Services at the church on Monday.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.