Vernon Gort

Vern Gort, passed away on January 5, 2022 in Grand Rapids, MichiganHe is survived by his wife, Elaine; their children Amy (Frederick) Schwietzer, Sheri (Mark) Larva; grandchildren Justin and Kirstin Schweitzer, Ella Larva; sisters Janice Smith, Erna (Gary) Fedders, Arlys (Kenneth) Westra; sister-in-law Emily (John) Kerekes; several nieces and nephews as well as Lisa’s dear family: Kim Johns and her children Sebastion and Maddison. Vern was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Angie (Hoogeveen) Gort; daughter, Lisa Gort; parents-in-law Elmer and Ruth (Landa) Tishler and brother-in-law Roger Smith. His funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2022 in Grand Rapids.  To read more about Vern’s life, to share a memory or to sign his guestbook, visit

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