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Daniel Vernocke

Daniel Arthur "Buck" Vernocke

Thursday, April 7th, 1949 - Thursday, May 14th, 2020
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On May 14, 2020, Daniel “Buck” Vernocke, loving husband and father of four children, passed away at the age of 71.

Buck was born on April 7, 1949 in Port Huron, MI to Daniel and Jean Vernocke. On December 3, 1988 he married Clintina “Tina”. They raised four amazing children, Jeffrey, Adam, Jacob and Danielle.

Buck was the epitome of a family man, always putting his wife and kids before himself. There is no man on the face of this earth with selfless and infinite love he had for his family. He worked tirelessly for 55 years at several bakeries in Detroit, MI. His last shift was at Milano Baking Co. in the Eastern Market District. He had a true passion for fixing equipment and virtually anything he could get his hands on. He enjoyed fishing and firearms when work wasn’t calling. He made sure his family got to enjoy a vacation trip to Cedar Point every year, a tradition that has been carried on for more than 50 years.

He was preceded in death by his mother Jean and father Dan and his brother.

He is survived by his wife Clintina, his four children Jeffrey, Adam, Jacob and Danielle, seven grandchildren JoElla, Addisyn, Bryson, Benny, Gracie, McKenna, Gabrielle, two brother in laws, Denny and Ruddy, two sister in laws Pat and Melinda, and his four-legged friend Baby Epa.

A private ceremony for the family will be held at Smith Family Funeral Home. Those who wish to gather in memory of Buck are welcome to raise a glass with family and friends at the Vernocke residence, date and time are to be determined.

Cremation arrangements were provided by Smith Family Funeral Home of Port Huron.

For information and guestbook, www.smithfamilyfuneralhome.com
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Greg Ross

Posted at 08:25am
On behalf of the staff here at Milano Bakery, our heartfelt condolences are offered to the family. We are grateful for the time that we had with him.
For over a decade when the plant was in operation, Buck could be found in his maintenance area, repairing replaced components, preparing for the next preventative task, or researching solutions for future projects. There wasn't much he couldn't fix: he had a profound understanding of all things mechanical and the experience to translate ideas into action. He was the heartbeat of the facility and will be sorely missed.
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Kay Burleigh

Posted at 10:11am
Tina, was so sorry to hear of Bucks passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Kay and Lynn Burleigh
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marcia lowe

Posted at 04:34pm
Buck truely loved his family, he taught the boys how to be good, hardworking men, but to also remember the importance of family and love. The boys are great loving spouses and fathers. He spoiled yet taught Danielle how to love and be a great mother.
For Tina he was a friend, a lover, and a mentor in raising their family. rest in peace Buck, we all will miss you, but always have the memories of good times to get us thru our grief. Love always, Marcia
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Susan M. Knowlton

Posted at 01:18pm
Our condolences to you, Tina, and your family on the death of Bucky. Will always remember him as a kind, shy, loving man who took pride in his family, job and life. RIP Bucky....
With love from Sue & Doug Knowlton
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Thomas and Janice Britz

Posted at 11:12am
Remembering you and "Buck Vernocke" in our minds and in our hearts.
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