Luverne E. 'Vern' Gade


Luverne E. ‘Vern’ Gade, 91, of Pine Bluffs, passed away at the VA Medical Center in Cheyenne on Friday, March 13, 2015, surrounded by his family.

Luverne was born April 6, 1923, in Miller, SD, a son of the late Emil and Louise (Becker) Gade.

Vern was raised in Pine Bluffs and graduated from Pine Bluffs High School in 1941. He loved all sports, and while in high school he was all-state in football, basketball, and his favorite sport, track. Vern served in the United States Army with the Counter Intelligence Corps. He was honorably discharged as a Staff Sgt. with special endorsements in u...

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