Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at The Runge Mortuary, Davenport, with visitation 9 a.m. until service time. Burial will be at Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Davenport VFW Post 828. Online condolences may be made to www.TheRungeMortuary.com.
Verle was born June 18, 1923, in Parsons, Kan., the son of Ollie and Elsie Easley Pittser. He was united in marriage to Genevieve Washburn on July 29, 1950, in Buffalo. She preceded him in death March 26, 2008.
He retired in October 1982, after 31 years of service at John Deere Plow and Planter.
He was a proud veteran who served as a master sergeant serving in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He was a 30-year member of Davenport VFW Post 828. More recently, he enjoyed going on the Honor Flight to Washington D.C.
Verle was a snowbird, wintering in Texas for 18 years with his wife. He liked listening to Blue Grass music, square dancing and watching old Western movies, especially those with John Wayne. He also enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid NASCAR fan.
Those left to honor his memory include his daughters (and spouses), Sharon (Ken) Peterson, Port Byron, Linda Pittser, Davenport, Carol (Ray) Harris, Milan, Jean (Jerry) Corn, Lachine, Mich.; four grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by his parents; loving wife; and brother, Elwyn.
The family would like to send a special thank you to Hope Creek Care Center, Trinity Hospice, Clarissa C. Cook Hospice for all their care.