Vern Linderman passed away peacefully in his sleep at age 67 on the morning of Monday, June 17, 2019, due to a clot in his heart resulting from an accident last fall.
Vern was born Dec. 12, 1951, right here in Hailey, Idaho, to Alanzo and Virginia Linderman, the fourth of seven siblings. After graduating from Wood River High School, Vern joined the Air Force, where he was stationed in Guam. After an honorable discharge, he moved in the early ’90s from Idaho to Montana with the love of his life, Becky, to experience the Big Sky Country and to raise their family. There he remained the rest of his life in his favorite place, the Bitterroot and Missoula valleys.
Known as a true cowboy and gentleman, Vern always thought of others first, lending a helping hand and heart when he could. He will be remembered for the twinkle in his eye and the smirk that could melt your heart. The undeniably tall, handsome cowboy will forever live on in our hearts and memories.
Vern was preceded in death by his mother, Virginia Linderman; his father, Alonzo Linderman; his brothers Lonnie, Kenneth and Lennie; and his sisters, Jackie and Kay. He is survived by his brother Randy Linderman; his children, Karin and JoAnna Crockett, T.J. Sonner and Brandee (Nate) Sink; his nephews, Anthony Rooney, Sonny Barkes and Alonzo, Cody and Jeremiah Linderman; his nieces, Kaitlin and Victoria Linderman; his grandchildren, Jackson and Justin Goninan and Ada and Clara Sink; and his great-nieces and great-nephews, Gavin and Lonnie Rooney and Kaiden, Kenzie, Raigen and Logan Barkes.
A graveside service will be held at the Bellevue, Idaho cemetery on Saturday, June 29th, 2019, followed by a reception at Mahoney’s Bar & Grill, also in Bellevue. All who loved him are welcome to attend.