Mr. Vernon Paul Segelhorst of Venedy, departed this life at his residence on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 8:45 A.M. after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He had attained the age of 51 years, 1 month and 10 days.
Vernon was born in Nashville, on September 27, 1965 the son of William “Bill” and Marilyn (nee Koch) Segelhorst. He was baptized and confirmed in the St. Salvator Lutheran Church in Venedy. Mr. Segelhorst was united in marriage to Melanie Germaine at St. Salvator on February 14, 1998 and she survives his passing.
Vernon was a life-long and faithful member of the St. Salvator Lutheran Church where he served as an Elder and had previously served on the cemetery committee. He was a stay at home father and was a seasonal worker at Terayne Ag in rural Venedy. Vernon had previously worked at the Commissary at Scott Air Force Base and he also had worked part-time at WNSV Radio in Nashville.
Left to mourn his passing is his wife, Melanie Segelhorst; a daughter, Rebekah Segelhorst; a step-child, Andrew Germaine; and his mother, Marilyn Segelhorst all of Venedy; five sisters and brothers, Mona Ostendorf and husband John, Tom Segelhorst and wife Lori, Deb Habrock and husband Terry, Joe Segelhorst and wife Rachel, and John Segelhorst and wife Christy; his father-in-law; mother-in-law; andnumerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his father; a brother-in-law, Craig Shubert and a nephew in infancy.
Funeral services will be held from the St. Salvator Lutheran Church in Venedy on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 11 A.M. with Pastor Art Eichhorn officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call at the campagna Funeral Home in Okawville, IL on Friday from 5 P.M. until 8 P.M. and again on Saturday from 8 A.M. until 9 A.M. then at the church on Saturday from 10 A.M. until the service hour.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a college education fund that will be established to help his daughter Rebekah or to the St. Salvator Air Conditioner Fund, and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home.
Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.campagnafuneralhomes.com