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Vernon Tiedge

June 5, 1950 — January 13, 2024

Vernon Tiedge

In loving memory of Vernon Tiedge, a beloved husband, father, and grandfather, we gather here today to honor his remarkable life and bid him a fond farewell. Surrounded by his family, Vernon peacefully passed away on January 13, 2024, leaving behind a legacy of love, dedication, and deep-rooted connections.


Born on June 5, 1950, in Cincinnati, Ohio, Vernon was the son of Frank and Cora (King) Tiedge. Throughout his life, he lived with purpose and exemplified a strong work ethic. He spent many years working alongside his father as a salesman at the esteemed Tiedge Oldsmobile and Cadillac Dealership in Portsmouth, where they served the community with integrity and passion.


After dedicating himself to his career, Vernon embraced retirement and pursued his lifelong passion for arrowhead hunting. His dedication and perseverance led him to the remarkable Bill Wertz Arrowhead Collection, a cherished treasure that he diligently worked to bring to the Portsmouth Museum. Through his unwavering commitment, Vernon shared his love for history and archeology, leaving an indelible mark on the community he held dear.


Above all else, Vernon found true happiness in his family. He was blessed with 28 wonderful years of marriage to his devoted wife, Linda (Nee Truman) Tiedge. Their journey was filled with cherished memories, laughter, and unwavering support for one another. Vernon's love extended to his two daughters, Adena Joy of Fayetteville, West Virginia, and Eve Tiedge of Chattanooga, Tennessee. He also embraced his stepson, Troy Spence, and was a caring and loving grandfather to Austin Nolen, Cora Joy, Zeb Rhinehart, Bella Burd, and Sydney Adams, and his brother Wayne Tiedge.


Remembered for his warm smile, genuine kindness, and loving heart, Vernon touched the lives of all who had the pleasure of knowing him. In times of joy and sorrow, he provided unwavering strength and steadfast support to his family and friends. With his passing, a void will be left in the lives of those he held dear, but he will forever be cherished and remembered.


Vernon's final wishes were to donate his body to furtherer medical science at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. There will not be any services held, but you may stop for a moment and remember the caring and compassionate man that left a profound impact on the hearts of those he encountered.


May our dear Vernon find eternal peace, knowing that his love and spirit will forever guide and watch over us.


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