A tribute to Vern Varenhorst

Vern sitting. From left: Amy Johnson, Karen Becker, Lorraine Hinkeldey,

Bonnie Hinkeldey, Gail DeMan and Jennifer Newton.


“Time to get crackin’.” That is a phrase one got used to hearing if they worked at J. Varenhorst Fabrics. Vern would say that often after we had talked to him in the mornings and he was ready to get to work on something. Vern was very well-known in Storm Lake after being in business here for many years. But not everyone knew him like his employees did.

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