Vernon Jurgemeyer, age 67, of St. James, died on Thursday, August 30, 2012, at Mayo Clinic Health System- St. James. Funeral services will be 10:30am, Wednesday, September 5, 2012, at First Lutheran Church in St. James with Rev.'s Christian Johnson & Ken Bowman officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm at Sturm Funeral Home in St.
James and will continue one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church. Burial will be Wednesday at 3:30pm at Concord Cemetery at Garner, Iowa. Memorial my be directed to the St. James Ambulance or St. James Hospital
Foundation. You may send the family condolences online at www.sturmfh.com. Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in St. James.
Vernon Alfred Jurgemeyer was born June 26, 1945, at Garner, Iowa, the son of Alfred William Jurgemeyer and Gladys Louise (Meinders) Jurgemeyer. He graduated from Klemme High School, Klemme, IA, in 1963. Vern then received
his B.S. degree in Dairy Science from Iowa State University in February 1967. Vern was an active member of 4-H and the ISU Dairy Judging Team, served as an IFYE Ambassador to Israel in 1967, and started farming in 1967. On August
23, 1970, Vern was united in marriage to Diane M. Feldt in Garner, Iowa. In May 1985, Vern became an Ag lender with the Farmers Home Administration in Garner, moving to the Hancock National Bank of Garner in 1990. In 1995 Vernon started work at Odin State Bank in Odin, and in 2004 began working as the Ag loan officer at First National Bank in St. James. Vern was a member of the St. James Chapter of Rotary International, Minn. Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association, and First Lutheran Church where he had served as a council member.
Vern is survived by his wife; Diane Marie Jurgemeyer of St. James, daughters; Raquel (Mike) Linch of Creston, Iowa, Karla Jurgemeyer of Northfield, his mother; Gladys Jurgemeyer of Garner, Iowa, 2 grandchildren, and a brother-in-law; Egon Weaver of Boone, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his father; Alfred Jurgemeyer and a sister; Elaine Weaver.