Vernon Larson, age 84, of Neillsville, WI, formerly of Beloit, WI died Saturday, September 18, 2010 at the Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center in Neillsville.Vernon Floyd Larson was born on May 18, 1926 in Alma Center, Garden Valley Township, Wisconsin the son of Willy and Rose (Wernberg) Larson. He attended and graduated from Alma Center High School and then worked as an auto-mechanic in Neillsville. On November 18, 1950 Vern was united in marriage to Viola Bryan in Alma Center. For 37 years, Vernon, worked as a skilled machinist at the Fairbanks Morse Engine Coltec Industries factory in Beloit.Vern was known for his love and collection of 49 Mercurys and will be sadly missed by his family and friends.He is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Viola, a son, Stack (Lori) Larson of Hudson, WI, two granddaughters, Lacey Larson and Lilly Larson and three brothers, Kenneth (Wava) Larson of Alma Center, WI, Rueben (Marlene) Larson of Fullerton, CA and Virgil (Shelby) Larson of Oak Dale, MN.He was preceded in death by a son, Daniel, a brother, Merlin, his parents and his step-father, Roland Lundberg.Funeral Services for Vernon will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, September 25, 2010 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. Pastor Douglas Bjerke will officiate. Interment will be in the Dells Dam Cemetery in Levis Township, Clark County, Wisconsin. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturday at the Gesche Funeral Home.Casket Bearers are: Kenneth Larson, Rueben Larson, Virgil Larson, Bryan Ferraro, Jesse Ferraro and Matt Wendtland.