Died Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. He was born May 26, 1939, in Saranac, Michigan, the son of Harold and Dorothea M. (Kirschenman) Pant. On November 2, 1990, he married Florentina Maramag and she survives. Vern served his country faithfully and was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force. He was employed as a correctional officer at Huron Valley Correctional Facility where he retired after many years of service. He will always be remembered for his love of family, fishing and playing poker with his friends. Surviving besides his wife Tina include three daughters: Quaila Pant of Ypsilanti, Kay Marie Oles and D-Ann Pant both of Texas; two grandchildren and four great grandchildren; furry grandchild, Ryder; one sister, Jackie Sterling Gladwin, Michigan and four brothers: Mark Turcotte, Tim Pant, Steven Pant and Robert Pant. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ronald Pant. Funeral service will be celebrated on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Janowiak Funeral Home. Cremation will follow. Contributions in his memory may be made to his daughter, Quaila Pant, to support a kidney walk that she is involved with. To make a donation on line, please go to http://donate.kidney.org. Click AnnArbor/Brighton Walk and follow the link to Team LaFontaine. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Friday from 2-8 p.m.