Vernon D. Whisenhunt
September 10, 1958 ~ January 19, 2009
Vernon D. Whisenhunt, age 50, of Alta Vista, died on Monday, January 19, 2009 at his home in Alta Vista. Vernon Dale Whisenhunt was born on September 10, 1958 to Shermon and Bernice (Campbell) Whisenhunt in Bonham, TX. He graduated from Leonard High School in Leonard, TX in 1977. He then enlisted in the United States Army and served his country for four years in the 82nd Airbourne as a paratrooper. After his honorable discharge Vernon traveled the U.S. and later settled in Denison, TX where he worked as a carpenter. Vernon moved to Iowa in 1992 where he met and married Barbara Shannon on September 27, 1997. The couple settled in Alta Vista and to this union Wyatt Cole was born and later the couple was divorced. Vernon enjoyed fishing, reading and golfing. Vernon especially cherished his time with his son Wyatt. Vernon is survived by his son Wyatt Cole Whisenhunt of New Hampton, IA; a sister Joanna Whisenhunt-Bingham of Sherman, TX; two brothers Ronnie (Malinda) Whisenhunt of Riceville, IA and Larry Whisenhunt of Elma, IA; stepmother Doris Conkle of Bonham, TX; a nephew Thomas (Trisha) Stoner; two nieces Lissa Stoner and Mindy Jo Whisenhunt; six great nieces and nephews; three aunts Charlene (Andre) Hartness of Blue Ridge, TX, Betty Whisenhunt of Leonard, TX and Charlene Whisenhunt of Garland, TX. He is preceded in death by his father Shermon Whisenhunt on May 2, 1988 and his marternal and paternal grandparents. Cemetery: Burial will be in the Union Cemetery at Alta Vista with military rites provided by the Alta Vista VFW Paul Johann Post #4069. Casket Bearers will include Jerry Haar, Jeff Schwake, Carl Block, Tom Pittman, Jack Hastings and Justin Payne. Honorary casket bearers will include Leonard Stanley, David Stanley, Mark Page, Thomas Stoner, Lissa Stonner, Tom Mihm and Mindy Jo Whisenhunt. Visitation: Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Monday. Service: Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Monday, January 26, 2009 at the Conway-Kolbet Funeral Chapel in Elma with Rev. Daniel Christensen officiating.