Vernon Joseph Aird, 78, of Wausau, passed away peacefully at home on July 20, 2022.
Vernon was born on September 4, 1943, in Antigo, Wisconsin to Douglas and Katherine (Empey) Aird. After high school, he joined the United States Marine Corps and served his country during Vietnam. After the service, Vernon married Rosemary Hansen. He held a few jobs in construction, hauling milk, and driving snow plow for the township before deciding to drive semi. He became a truck driver and was self-employed for over 38 years. After Rosemary’s passing in 1984, he married Sylvia Rapolz and they spent 35 years together. Vernon was an avid sports fan, often watching baseball and football. He liked to gamble and often visited the casinos. He will be missed greatly.
Vernon is survived by his daughter Charlene; son Todd; stepson Darryl Rapolz; stepdaughter Diana Rapolz; grandchildren Tyler and Jessica; brothers Doug and Allen, and sister Cheryl. He is preceded in death by his first wife Rosemary Hansen; wife Sylvia Rapolz; sister Kathleen; and parents Douglas and Katherine.
Per Vernon’s request, no services will be held.