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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Vernon F. Beacker, 86, of Galeton, PA

Vernon F. Beacker, 86, of Galeton, PA, died on Wednesday, January 12, 2011, at the Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, PA.

Born May 19, 1924, in Carter Camp, PA, he was a son of the late Carl and Margaret (Gerner) Beacker.

He graduated from Galeton High School. He was a Veteran, having served with the Military Police in the United States Army during WWII.

Vern owned the Perma-Stone Inn in Galeton for 50 years before turning it over to his son. He was a former member of the Galeton Drill Team and a former pitcher for the Germania baseball team. He was a member of the Galeton Masons, the Galeton VFW and the Galeton Moose.

Vern helped form the Potter County Beagle Club and he owned his own kennel of 35 dogs that won many blue ribbons in field trials. His favorite beagle, Perma-Stone Shorty, became a champion in 13 states. Vern loved to hunt and fish and had his own butcher shop where he processed deer.

Surviving are his companion, Alberta Keck, Galeton; a son, Tiger Crawford, Galeton; a brother, Milton (Ethel) Beacker, Gaines; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Hess Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, on Friday, January 14, 2011 from 6:00-8:00pm and on Saturday, January 15, 2011 from 10:00-11:00am with Funeral Services following at 11:00am. The Rev. Karl W. O. Runser, III will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.


tooter said...

may you "Rest in Peace" Vern

Anonymous said...

my friend and i worked for Vern back in the 70's at the ham&leek dinners and also on his beef farm, a very fair man and always treated us boys very well, we had a huge amount of respect for Vern, RIP Vern. your place is in good hands with Tiger, but i'm sure you know that. Kris