PARK RAPIDS - Vernon "Bud" George Schlong, 87, of Park Rapids, formerly of New Ulm, died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 at the Heritage Living Center in Park Rapids.
A memorial service was held Monday, Nov. 5, at Hubbard United Methodist Church, 12150 Broadway Road, in Hubbard.
Arrangements are by Cease Family Funeral Home of Park Rapids.
Vernon George "Bud" Schlong was born Oct. 28, 1925 in Minneapolis to George W. and Birdie L. Schlong.
Bud served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II on the USS Sphinx.
He is survived by his children, Dean Schlong of Amarillo, Texas, and Jill Warner of Palmer, Ark. and four grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Hubbard Methodist Church or a favorite charity.