Vernon Eugene Haid

Vernon Eugene Haid, age 62, died Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at Select Specialty Hospital, in Kansas City, KS.

Vernon was born July 12, 1957 in Topeka, KS, the son of Rex and Lois Haid. He graduated from Highland Park High School in Topeka, KS and also attended numerous trade schools. He resided in Topeka, KS until moving to Eudora, KS in 1998.

Vernon was preceded in death by his father, Rex Haid and sister, Debbie Prescott. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann Haid; and daughters from a previous marriage, Jennifer Nicole Haid and Christy Lynn Haid of Topeka, KS.

Vernon co-owned and operated an excavation company with his father, Rex, then later supervised the steamfitters during the construction of the Wolf Creek Nuclear Power Plant. He was offered the opportunity to travel world-wide doing Nuclear Power Plant shutdowns and maintenance, but chose to stay in Kansas to be close to family. He also worked as a steamfitter at the Jeffrey Energy Center. He was currently employed at the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence, KS, where he worked for 31 years as a Physical Plant Operations Supervisor. During his career with the University of Kansas, he supervised the Steam Shop, Welding Shop, Tin Shop, and Boiler Plant on campus.

Vernon loved traveling and cruising, but his passions were family, weather, music, and coins.

A Celebration of Life visitation will be held from 2 PM – 4 PM Saturday, August 10th at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana, Lawrence, KS.

Memorial donations can be made to the Lawrence Humane Society, or the MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Society, sent in care of the funeral home.

Messages & Condolences

From Dave & Diane Gestenslager...

Our sincere sympathy to Vern’s family. We spent many a Saturday night playing cards with Vern in our younger days. He will forever be in our fondest memories.

From Kenn Leonard...

Vern was quite a character; a good-natured guy, quick with a joke and a smile. My sympathy to his family and all who cared about him.
He will be missed.

From David Davison...

I am so sorry to hear about Vern…I enjoyed having him as my boss and respected him very much as he was a good person…My condolences to all his family

From Steven Green...

Worked with Vern for many years. Always enjoyed his “gravely-voiced” greetings and perpetual sense of humor. Knew he wasn’t in good health but never heard him complain or use it as an excuse. My deepest sympathy to the family.

From Sarah Campbell...

I first met Vernon when he applied for a job at KU. Vern was one of those guys that you could always make you laugh. Whether I saw him on the street, or working at Sears, we could always share a laugh. I know he will be missed by many.

From Drew Goulden...

My deepest condolences to the Haid family for your loss. Vern was a good, kind man and a good friend with a good and happy heart. For the years that knew and worked with Vern I never saw him down. He always had smile even if he had a hard day he never let it get to him. God bless to you and your family. You will be greatly missed and it was a great pleasure and honor to of known you and to of worked with you. God Speed and RIP.

From Amber Wood...

I am sorry to hear about Vern’s passing. Vern was perpetually positive and upbeat when you saw him no matter what was going on. I’ll never forget Vern calling to give me a hard time or ask what was for breakfast! The world is short on good people, I’m sorry we lost one with Vern.

From Vicente Avila...

Patricia Haid and family, I am deeply saddened by the loss of Vern. Vern was such a great person, always had a positive attitude the years I worked with him. He will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with you and family during this hard time.

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