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“So sorry to hear about this, Vern was my neighbor for a long time when I lived in Sterling. He was always super nice, helpful and a funny guy....Read More »
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“So sorry to hear about his passing. Vern was good neighbor during my youth. ”
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Vernon E. Pritchard, 68 died Thursday September 2, 2021 at Rock River Hospice and Home.

He was born on June 28, 1953 in Sterling, the son of Leonard and Anna (Conrad) Pritchard. Vernon had been employed at Astec Mobile Screening in Sterling. Throughout the years he had played the drums in several local bands. He enjoyed going shooting with his son and his restored 67 GTO.

Survivors include his son, Brent (Samantha) Pritchard of rural Walnut; his life partner Laura Purkapile; his grandchildren: Makayla Pritchard, Aiden Pritchard and Abram Bishop-Pritchard; five sisters: Pricilla (Ralph) Olinger, Hazel Siddens, Peggy Alleman, Nancy (Charles) Kulas and Louise (William) Sheley all of Sterling; his brother Terry Prichard of Johnson City, TN.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Leonard.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday September 8, 2021 from 12:00 – 1:30 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home, 505 1st Avenue in Sterling. The funeral will follow with the Reverend Paul Sheley officiating. Burial will conclude at Oak Knoll Memorial Park.