Vernon Naylor (aka The Can Man), 73, Wisconsin Dells

A quiet familiar face, probably unknown to many, that would ride his bicycle around town year round through the nice days, wet days or snow, carefully examining the inside of waste receptacles for aluminum cans, and displaying his political view via bumper stickers or cardboard signage attached to his bicycle side baskets, has quietly passed away.

Vernon Naylor, (aka The Can Man), 73, of Wisconsin Dells, died Monday, Dec. 25, 2017, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at Picha Funeral Home in Wisconsin Dells, with the Rev. Steven Keller officiating. Burial will be at Wedges Prairie Cemetery near Waupun. Visitation will be held from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday.

Vernon was born June 12, 1944, in Ripon, the son of Guy and Amelia Naylor.

Vernon was close friends of John and Joanne Van Wie and the former employees of Dells Lumber Company where he had worked. His primary hobby was watching movies and he had collected many DVD’s and cataloged them as well.

Picha Funeral Home and Crematory of Wisconsin Dells assisted the family with arrangements. For online condolences and information, visit