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OBIT: Walter "Dado" Vernasco

by Legacy on June 24, 2016

MISHAWAKA - Walter “Dado” Vernasco, 79, was called by his Lord to his eternal home on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. 

Dado was born to Theodore and Josephine (Bezi) Vernasco on September 9, 1936. 

On January 19, 1957, Dado married Alice Volquardsen in Bremen, IN. They resided in Mishawaka their entire married life. Alice was called to her eternal home on November 12, 2013. His daughter, Sandy Hunger, was called by Jesus to heaven on July 29, 2005. Also preceding Dado in death were his parents, and his brothers, George and Elmo.

Surviving Dado are his daughter, Cindy Vernasco, George's wife, Marie, and Elmo's wife, Jean. 

Dado loved his family deeply and always expressed deep loving support for his wife and his children in all of their endeavors. Dado was one of the nicest and most sincere people you would ever want to meet. He was loved by many and touched many lives. Dado loved all of the many people who entered his life and genuinely cherished his relationships with them. He will be missed deeply by family, friends and all who knew him. Dado proudly served his country in the United States Army Infantry Division. He was a member of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Bremen, IN. He worked in Sales for Duro-Test for over 34 years through which he made many cherished friendships. Dado is a legend in his own right. He was an avid fast-pitch softball player and a member of the Indiana Softball Hall of Fame. Dado was good enough to get a tryout with the Chicago White Sox organization. To this day he is well-known for his athletic ability and intense level of competition and compassion. 

Visitation for Dado will be on Sunday, June 26th, from 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. at Hahn Funeral Home, 505 W, 8th St., Mishawaka, IN. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 27th, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 605 S. Center Street, Bremen, IN, with calling one hour prior to the services. Pastors Roger Rohde and Neil Wonnacott will be officiating. Burial will follow at Bremen Cemetery, Bremen, IN. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Roxie's Fund Animal Rescue, 1423 Berkley Cir., Mish, IN 46544; or to St. Paul's Lutheran Church 605 S. Center Street, Bremen, IN 46506


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