November 6, 1935- December 15, 2013

Vernon Cummings, age 78, died Sunday morning Dec. 15, 2013. Vernon was born on Nov. 6, 1935 to Anna (Tiedemann) and Harold Cummings. He graduated from Stuart High School in 1954. He was an avid athlete in many sports, continuing into his adult life. He farmed near Redfield until retirement. Vern loved traveling, taking the grandkids for ice cream, and was a master pool and cribbage player.

Vernon is survived by his wife, Suzanne (Reynolds); his children, Tom (Robin) Cummings, Kayla (Chuck) Sierks, Leslie (Doug) Wiles, Carter Cummings; and his beloved grandchildren. He also leaves a brother, Norwin (Marlene) Cummings; and a sister, Linda Strauser. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Marvin Cummings.

His remains have been cremated and a memorial gathering for family and friends will be 2 to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, Jan 4, 2014 at Caldwell Raddatz Funeral Chapel, 8201 Hickman Road, Urbandale.

Memorials may be directed to the Redfield Development Committee. Online condolences may be left at