Vernon J. Rinehart

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Vernon J. Rinehart, 82, of Sheridan, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2013 at home.

Vernon was born in Butte, NE on September 11, 1930 to parents William John and Minnie J. (Knievel) Rinehart. After school he joined the Navy serving during the Korean War. He married Deloris J. Bly and they had three sons. She passed away on May 30, 1999. He met Phyllis in June of 2000 and they enjoyed many years together.

Vernon was an auto mechanic and parts manager for most of his working career, and was a Mason in his youth. He enjoyed traveling, hunting, camping, motorcycles, chocolate, ice cream, watching Sunday football, watching his grandsons play baseball and spending time with his family.

Vernon was preceded in death by his parents and wife Deloris. He is survived by his life partner, Phyllis Wagner, sons; William Rinehart and Robert (Tina) Rinehart all of Sheridan, WY, Steven (Mary) Rinehart of Johnstown, CO, along with four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Memorials to honor Vernon may be made to the Sheridan Senior Center at 112 Smith St., Sheridan, WY 82801.

Cremation has taken place. Services are pending at this time.

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Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.