Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Verlin Mies of Watkins died Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, at the St. Cloud Hospital. He was 79.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins with Rev. John Brunner and Rev. Richard Gross officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 4-8 p.m. and Tuesday from 8-10 a.m. at the Ertl Funeral Home in Watkins. Senior Citizens will pray the rosary at 4 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home, followed by Legion/VFW prayers at 6:30 p.m. Lions prayers will be at 6:45 p.m. and parish prayers at 8 p.m. Interment will be in the St. Anthony Cemetery in Watkins.
Verlin M. Mies was born Sept. 1, 1931, in Watkins to Mike and Albina (Deutsch) Mies. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. April 28, 1956, Verlin was united in marriage to Delrose Hennen at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins.
Verlin owned and operated Mies Motors in Watkins for more than 40 years. He was a member of St. An thony Catholic Church and served as an usher and on the parish council and parish school board. He was a founding father of the C.O.F. Bingo and worked on a Bouja team. Verlin also served on the Watkins City Council for 20 years, and was a board member and business manager for the Watkins Clippers baseball team. He was a member of the Watkins Senior Citizens, Watkins Legion Post #453, Wat-Kim-Valley VFW Post #5460, Catholic Order of Foresters, and the Watkins Lions Club. Verlin was an umpire for the Watkins Softball Association, a referee for St. Anthony School basketball, and an announcer for the Watkins Clippers. His hobbies included playing cards, watching sports, fishing and bowling. He enjoyed working with people, and especially enjoyed spending time with his family.
Verlin was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Evelyn Overlin and Lucille Kammeier; and brother Pete Mies.
He is survived by his wife Delrose Mies of Watkins; children Rich Mies of Minnetonka, Ron Mies of Aldrich, Mo., and Patty (and Larry) Berning of Buffalo; granddaughters Alyssa Snavely of Buffalo, and Lara Berning of Albertville; sister Mary Ellen McKibben of Green Valley Ariz.; and brother Tony (and Alvina) Mies of Watkins.