Co-Line creates customized memorials for fair

Visitors to the Jasper County Fair July 14-20 may have sat on or seen some customized memorials made by Co-Line. Prior to the fair, Co-Line was contacted about making two benches, two flower planters, and a backdrop, all in memory of Bernie Van Der Pol, a dairy and cattle herdsman from Sully who passed away in April. Co-Line worked with Bernie’s wife, Carlene, to make her vision a reality.  The project had extra special meaning for Rail Brand as Bernie was Rail’s very first employer. (If you can imagine Rail in the teenage years, Bernie definitely had his hands full!)

Bernie’s family poses by the backdrop and flower planters custom-made by Co-Line for the Jasper County Fair using memorial money.

Bernie’s family poses by the backdrop and flower planters custom-made by Co-Line for the Jasper County Fair using memorial money.

Bernie Van Der Pol’s wife, Carlene, and grandchildren stand by the two benches Co-Line made in memory of Bernie. They were finished just in time for the Jasper County Fair this summer. The benches feature cutouts of animals that are shown at the fair, a fitting design considering Bernie was a lifetime farmer and herdsman.

Bernie Van Der Pol’s wife, Carlene, and grandchildren stand by the two benches Co-Line made in memory of Bernie. They were finished just in time for the Jasper County Fair this summer. The benches feature cutouts of animals that are shown at the fair, a fitting design considering Bernie was a lifetime farmer and herdsman.