Vernon Dean Brownback

July 18, 1921 - June 07, 2017

Vernon Dean Brownback, 95, of Pana, died Wednesday, June 7, 2017 in his home.  He was born July 18, 1921, Tower Hill, son of the late Robert L. & Flora (Culley) Brownback.

Vernon graduated from Ranken Technical College and served in World War II with the 95th Infantry Division.  He had worked as a machinist & farmer, and was a member of the Buckeye United Methodist Church.

Vernon Dean Brownback & Juanita Gresham were married in 1948 in the First United Methodist Church, Pana.

He is survived by his wife: Juanita Brownback, Pana, IL; daughter: Deborah (David) Morrill, Downers Grove, IL; son: Lynn Brownback, Nokomis, IL; and grandchildren: Michelle (Trip) Gracey & Daniel (Sara) Morrill.  In addition to his parents, he was also preceded by his daughter, Linda Brownback and brothers: Robert Brownback, Wayne Brownback, & Norman “Pete” Brownback.

Funeral Information

Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 12, 2017 in McCracken-Dean Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m. with Minister Janette Lawson officiating.  Burial will be in Mound Cemetery, Pana with graveside military rites by Pana Veterans Honor Guard.  Visitation will be on Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home.

Donations Information

Memorials may be made to Buckeye United Methodist Church.


Visitation:  McCracken-Dean Funeral Home

Service:  McCracken-Dean Funeral Home

Vernon Dean Brownback

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