Wisconsin Broadcasters Association

LaVerne “Vern” J. Falk, 86, of Whitewater, passed away on Nov.  8 at Fairhaven in Whitewater. 

Vern was a long time employee of WFAW and WSJY in Fort Atkinson, beginning as a news reporter in 1963. In 1965, Vern was named General Manager until his retirement in 1992. Vern was a very active member of the WBA and the Fort Atkinson Chamber of Commerce.  Vern  gave starts in the radio industry to successful broadcasters like Mark Strachota, Scott Trentadue, Carl Moll, Carole Caine, Gary Moen and Clif Groth.

Memorial Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Nov. 13 at the Nitardy Funeral Home Chapel, 550 North Newcombe Street, Whitewater.  A visitation will be held from 1- 2 p.m. Sunday at Nitardy Funeral Chapel until the time of services.  

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