VERN was born Herman LaVerne Bouwman
in Allegan, Michigan in 1935  
Here is LaVerne with his mother,
Lois Marie Sheckler Bouwman
Here is LaVerne at the County Park
on Lake Michigan in 1938

And here is Lois after LaVerne went PeePee.

1942 - Cousin Elaine enjoyed
taking care of LaVerne in Wyoming