Vernon W. Kueker, 87, of Ruma, passed away at 9:20 p.m. on Monday, March 29, 2021 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon. The visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 1 and from 9-11 a.m. on Friday, April 2 at Pechacek Funeral Homes in Red Bud. The funeral home is limited to 50 people in the building at a time. Everyone is asked to wear a mask and please use social distancing guidelines. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 2 at Pechacek Funeral Homes with Rev. Mark Nebel officiating. Burial will be at St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Ruma.