Vernon Posio

CHATHAM, Mich. – Vernon Posio, 74, of Dixon, Mont., passed away May 3, 2013, in Ronan at St. Luke Hospital.

He was born on January 4, 1939, in Chatham, Michigan, to Henry and Vivian Posio. After graduating from high school he joined the U.S. Army Airborne. After his honorable discharge he became a police officer for 17 years in Michigan and Idaho. During this time he married the love of his life Donna June Davis of Ishpeming. Out of this union of 46 years, they had two sons Timothy Carl Posio and Terry Paul Posio.

In 1986 they moved to Alberton, Montana, where he started his career with Montana State Highway Department. During this time he worked for numerous construction companies around the area. He resided in Dixon, Mont., at the time of his death.

Vern enjoyed singing along with his ole time music, fishing and especially hunting with his boys. He was also very proud of his Finnish ancestry. He was a hard worker and a man with a big heart.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Donna June Posio; father Henry Posio; mother Alice Posio; brothers Henry Ronald Posio, Joseph Edward Posio; Leonard Paul Posio; sister Mary Alice Posio.

Vern is survived by his brother Richard Posio; sons Timothy Posio and Terry Posio; daughter-in-law Teresa Posio and Liz Posio; grandchildren Justin Posio, Cody L. Posio, Cody A. Posio, Ameen Posio, Rachel Posio.

Cremation is under the care of Garden City Funeral Home & Crematory. Condolences and memories may be left for the family at