Vernon Beers

ELGIN, IL—Vernon Jay Beers, 87, of Elgin, IL, formerly of Braidwood, passed away Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019 at Amita Health St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin.
Born Feb. 15, 1932 in Freeport, PA, he was the son of Raymond Edward and Alberta (nee Bowser) Beers. Vernon was a tool and die maker, retiring from Alumax in Morris. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, shooting guns and most of all, loved spending time with his family.
Surviving are two children, Mary Ellen Brogdon, of Elgin and Larry (Debbie) Beers, of Annapolis, MD; one step-son, Michael (Debbie) Brogdon, of Coal City; many beautiful grandchildren and great-grandchildren and one sister, Pamela (Mark) Treadway. of Jonesboro, TN. Preceding him in death were his wife, Mary Louise (nee Ellenburg) Beers, who he married Sept. 3, 1971 and two step-children, Ronald Brogdon and Anna Stepanek.
Visitation for Vernon will be at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., with the funeral service beginning at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Wilmington.
For more information and to sign his online guestbook log on to or find their Facebook page at R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory.
R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory, 401 E. Main St., Braidwood is in charge of arrangements.