Vern W. Johns was born April 29, 1928, in Hardin County, son of Allen and Anna (Steinblock) Johns passed away on March 25, 2014. Vern graduated from Steamboat Rock High School in 1945. He owned and operated Johns’ Auto Body Shop, including lawn mower sales and service, for many years until his retirement. He was a former chief of the Ackley Fire Department, was lead guitar and vocalist for country western bands, enjoyed playing golf, was an avid small airplane pilot, and a member of St. Johns United Church of Christ. Vern especially loved playing cribbage and various card games with friends.