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February 20, 1930 – June 28, 2020

Vernie Carl Payne, age 90, of rural Buffalo passed away on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at his residence.
He was born on February 20, 1930 on the Hamilton farm in Maple Lake Township, Wright County the son of Emery J. & Frieda M. (Stoppelman) Payne.
Vernie was baptized on April 30, 1930 at The Presbyterian Manse in Buffalo.
On December 23, 1950, Vernie C. Payne and Yvonne J. Isaacson were joined in holy marriage in Buffalo. Reverend K. Alvar Persson performed the ceremony. God blessed their marriage with five children.
Vernie honorably served his Country in The United States Navy from January 15, 1951-January 13, 1953.
He worked for Vic Corron for many years. Vernie later owned and operated VCP Backhoe and engaged in septic systems and tiling.
He loved cars and anything with a motor. His car collection included two 1992 Chevrolet Caprice wagons, a 1995 Impala SS, a 1931 Model A, 1930 Cadillac LaSalle, a 1937 Chevy Coup, 1938 Chevy Street rod, 1948 Chevy Fleetmaster, 1957 Chevy and a 1976 Camero.
Vernie also farmed his whole life until three years ago.
He belonged to Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo.
Survived by his children Randy Payne, Tobin (Barb) Payne, Robyn (Doug) Patri, Vanessa (John) Koshak and JoLinda (Mark) Elletson; grandchildren Ryan (Katie), Nathan (Erin), Mitchell (Krystle), Benjamin Patri and special friend Katrina, Ashley (Bernard) Lang, Amber Patri and special friend Ricky, Alicia Nelson, Malinda (Zach) Gahm, Easton Paulsen, Levi Elletson and Silvonna Elletson and special friend Dean; 15 great grandchildren; a brother: Orval (Leah)Payne; many other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by his loving wife Yvonne on April 9, 2016, his parents, infant twin sisters, infant brothers: Leo and Gordon; brothers: Marvin, Roland, Roger and Clyde.
Funeral Services for Vernie Payne will be held on Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo. Pastor Dave Hoadley will officiate.

Interment with military rites Lakeview Cemetery in Buffalo.
A visitation will be held at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo from 4-8 P.M. on Wednesday, July 1st. Further visitation will be held on Thursday morning, July 2nd one hour prior to services at the church.
Honorary Casket Bearers will be John Koshak, Doug Patri and Mark Elletson.
Casket Bearers will be Ryan, Nathan and Mitchell Payne, Levi Elletson, Benjamin Patri and Kolton Payne.
The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to

2 Guestbook Entries

  1. Butch & Val

    May you be blessed with peace and gratefulness for a long life well lived!

  2. Lisa & Keith Quady

    Tobin & family
    Prayers & love to you & your family in the loss of your dad. He’s forever in your heart.


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