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Vern Riley Southwick

May 23, 1961 ~ August 14, 2021 (age 60)


Vern Riley Southwick, age 60 of Lacona, Iowa passed away Saturday, August 14th at his home with his family surrounding him.

A celebration of life visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, August 23rd at O'Leary Funeral Services in Norwalk.

Feel welcome to donate to Vern's funeral fund by selecting the "Donation" tab on this webpage.

To share an on-line condolence with Vern's family and send flowers to his service select the "send tributes/flowers" tab or call O'Leary Flowers direct at (515) 981-0700.  You may also order by visiting 


He is survived by his two sons, Vern Southwick Jr. and Patrick Beardsly; his nephews, Gene (Carol) Southwick, James (Janiece) Southwick, Duane Jeffers, David(Toni) Southwick, Dennis (Nikki) Jeffers and Raymond Southwick; his nieces, Cassandra Gathercole, Kathy Gott, Rose Schoonover, Tami Southwick, Shelly (Chad) McClain and Christy(Loren) Southwick; his great nieces and nephew, Abe and Karsyn Sotter and Brandee Tully; and two of his best friends, DJ Blake of Lacona and Butch of Des Moines. 

He was preceded in death by his mother and father Darlene and Clarence Southwick; a sister Vera; and two brothers Arthur "Lester" and Carl Southwick. 


To send flowers to Vern's family, please visit our floral store.


Celebration of Life Visitation
August 23, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
O'Leary Funeral & Cremation Services
1020 Main Street
Norwalk, IA 50205

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