Passing of Ken Vierling

June 12, 2011



Update from June 8 

   (Ken passed away on June 10, 2011)

Everyone, It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of World, National and College Umpire Ken Vierling this afternoon, Friday, June, 10th.
Announcements are pending, please check the Caring Bridge site or the Minneapolis paper.
Les Novak

Yep it is over.  Ken has put up one hell of a battle and in my opinion, he won.  He is up in heaven right now giving my dad a great big hug and celebrating his arrival by having a captain-diet.  Ken died very peacefully with Lori and I by his side holding his hand.  Ken's very good friend Paul Harrington was also there.  I'm sure Paul wasn't expecting to have to witness Ken's death.  It was difficult for us all at that moment. 

My family would like to thank all of you who have given us your kind words.  They really helped us through this very difficult period in our lives.  Ken always wanted to hear what you all had to say.  It modivated him very much to keep pushing. 

We will update you all on the funeral arrangements when they are finalized.  It is looking like Wednesday will be the funeral but not sure. 

A special thank you to Randy Palmer for helping us get the word out to you on Caring Bridge.  Being in the hospital, we were unable to keep you updated and Randy was able and very willing to do the updates for us.  Thank you Randy!


Funeral arrangements, Ken Vierling

The arrangements for Ken's funeral have been made. They are as follows:
Wednesday June 15 at 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM will be visitation at Brick-Meger Funeral Home, 1603 Austin Road, Owatonna, MN 55060, phone 507-451-1457.
Thursday June 16 at 10:30 AM will be the funeral service at Sacred Heart Catholic Church 810 South Cedar Ave. Owatonna, MN 55060, phone 507-451-1588.
There will be visitation one hour before the service at the church. After the service we will go to the burial site and then back to the church for a reception where food and beverages will be served.
If you could forward this information out to all you know who knew Ken that would be great.
Dave Vierling


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