West Branch Construction Worker Dies on Job Site

A construction worker died Wednesday after falling through a roof of a building during a construction project.

Vernon “Vernie” Wangler Jr. of West Branch was pronounced dead at the job site on Henderson Lake Road in Churchill Township in Ogemaw County.

The Sheriff says Wangler died on impact after the steel roof that he was working on collapsed underneath him.

Wangler was 51-years-old.

Visitation will be held at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home on Friday, December 12 from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Another hour of visitation will start at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church followed by a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 13. 

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