Vernon Neugebauer

Vernon Neugebauer


July 17, 1929 - April 8, 2022


Vernon Neugebauer, 92, of Mitchell, formerly of Dimock, SD, died Friday, April 8, 2022, at Avera Brady Health and Rehab in Mitchell. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Tuesday, April 12, at St. John Lutheran Church in rural Dimock. Burial will be at St. John Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5-7:00 PM with a prayer service at 6:30 PM at Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.

Vernon Carl Neugebauer was born on July 17, 1929, in Dimock, South Dakota to Edward and Clara (Luebke) Neugebauer.

Vernon was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church (Hillside) where he was a lifelong member. He grew up on the family farm, which was homesteaded by his grandfather, Christian Neugebauer in 1880, west of Dimock, SD. Vernon walked through his pasture about a half-mile from the farm to attend school at the Baldwin #61, a one-room schoolhouse. Upon its closure, he continued his education at Ethan School through the eighth grade.

Vernon served as a Corporal in the United States Army in the Korean Conflict from 1951 to 1953. He took much pride in serving his country and was honorably discharged on July 27, 1953.

On January 9, 1955, Vernon was united in marriage to LaVerna Doering at Salem Lutheran Church in Parkston, SD. To this union, they raised four sons and a daughter on their family farm west of Dimock raising crops and livestock until his health forced him to retire in 2002. He continued to live on the family farm until he and LaVerna moved to Mitchell, SD in 2009 where he resided at Crystal Manor, Avera Brady Assisted Living and Avera Brady Health and Rehab.

Vernon served on various committees at St. John’s Lutheran Church and took pride in being a co-founder in 1953 of the annual tree trimming project which is now in its 69th year. He also served on Starr Township Board, and was a member of the Stockgrowers Association and SD Farm Bureau.

Gift-giving and thankfulness was Vernon’s love language. Many remember him gifting them handcrafted twine rugs, inspirational pocket cards, and yarn hangers.

Vernon is survived by his wife of 67 years, LaVerna Neugebauer of Mitchell; children, Bryan (Carmen) Neugebauer of Dimock, SD, Terry (Linda) Neugebauer of Bigelow, MN, LeAnn (David) Moe of Alexandria, SD, and Tracy (Charlene) Neugebauer of Parkston, SD; daughter-in-law, Christine Neugebauer of Mitchell, SD; grandchildren, Dustin (Tiffany) Neugebauer of Bigelow, MN, McKayla (Anthony) Buechler of Aberdeen, SD, Chet Moe of Alexandria, SD, Austin Neugebauer of Bigelow, MN, and Harley Neugebauer of Parkston, SD; great-grandchildren, Dyson and Kinsley Neugebauer of Bigelow, MN and Davy Buechler of Aberdeen, SD.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Clara Neugebauer; son, Kevin Neugebauer; granddaughter, Ashley Moe; brothers, Wilfred Neugebauer, Raymond Neugebauer, Lewis Neugebauer, Everett Neugebauer, and Luvern Neugebauer; sister, Lonna Neugebauer and an infant sister; parents-in-law, Renatus and Johanna Doering; sisters-in-law, Elaine M. Neugebauer, Jennetta Neugebauer, Anita Neugebauer, and Darlene Doering; and brothers-in-law, Marvin Doering, Roland Doering, and Richard Doering.

Memorials can be directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church or Lutherans Outdoors of South Dakota.



Monday, April 11, 2022
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:30 PM Prayer Service

Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Tuesday, April 12, 2022
10:30 AM
St. John Lutheran Church
39941 270th St
Dimock, SD 57331


St. John Lutheran Cemetery
Rural Dimock, SD

Posted by Virginia Moe on April 17, 2022
Sorry to read of your loss.
Posted by Brad Gerlach on April 15, 2022
I'm so sorry for your loss. My thought and prayers go out to the whole family.
Posted by Irene Gerlach on April 14, 2022
LaVerna and Family-
Deepest sympathies to you all.
Posted by Don & Harlan Fauth on April 13, 2022
Our Heartfelt Sympathy LaVerna & Family,in your loss of Vernon. You have the comfort of knowing that Vernon is with his Lord & enjoying his Eternal inheiretance.
Posted by Terry & Mary Nutter on April 12, 2022
Tracy & LeAnn and families. We send our condolences to you on the loss of Vernon. May you have many happy memories of your dad.
Posted by Dennis & Cheryl Kunkel on April 11, 2022
So very sorry for your loss to all the families, thoughts & prayers what a beautiful Keepsake of the video, thank you for sharing it. God Bless You All. Hugs to you LeAnn & Dave & family.
Posted by Jennie & Dorothy Larsen on April 11, 2022
Our prayers to your family. Dorothy always enjoyed visiting with Vernon and LaVerna at Avera Brady Assisted Living. He has left quite a legacy in all of you.
Posted by Rusty and Joyce Weinberg on April 11, 2022
So sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all
Posted by Dan & Connie Neugebauer on April 11, 2022
Our thoughts and prayers to Laverna & the whole family. Vernon was always such a wonderful man. Always willing to visit when we ran into him.
Posted by Judy (Neugebauer) Sutton on April 11, 2022
My sympathies to Aunt Laverne and the family! What a wonderful life and family he had. He is an Easter Child, and that gives us comfort to know we will see him on the other side.
Posted by Charlie & Wanda Kobes on April 10, 2022
So sorry to all of you for this sad loss!! Tracy and all of the Neugebauer family are in our thoughts and prayers !
Posted by Charlie & Wanda Kobes on April 10, 2022
So sorry to all of you for this sad loss ! Tracy and all of the Neugebauer family are in our thoughts and prayers !!!
Posted by Jerome and Stella Haiar on April 10, 2022
We are so sorry for your great loss you have our sincere sympathy
Posted by Steve and Sheryl McClure on April 10, 2022
LaVerna and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God bless.
Posted by Gary and Mary Stadlman on April 10, 2022
Tracy and Neugebauer families. We send our condolences for the loss of someone so dear. May the memories of your husband, dad , Grandpa bring you all peace.
Posted by Berniece Zangle Mayer on April 10, 2022
We were cousins many times removed but he always sought me out for greeting when we attended family gatherings (mostly funerals!) Jerry joins me in extending condolences to his family.
Posted by Charolette Peterson on April 9, 2022
LeAnn and family you are in my thoughts and prayers.Hugs to all I remember your Dad and his yarn covered clothes hangers.Hugs!!
Posted by Larry & Kellie Snedeker on April 9, 2022
Our thoughts and prayers for Vernon. We really enjoyed visiting Vernon at various holidays and birthdays. If we can do anything for your family please let us know. RIP Vernon you will be missed.
Larry and Kellie Snedeker
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