Gary K. Vergin


Gary K. Vergin, 65, of Willmar, died Friday, April 3rd as the result of a semi accident due to icy roads on highway 12 just east of Willmar. His memorial service will be held outside at 10:00 am, Saturday, September 19th at Word of Faith Family Church in Willmar. There will be a visitation Friday, September 18th from 4-7 pm at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar.

Gary was born September 29, 1954, in Benson, MN, the son of Walter and Esther (Kolstad) Vergin. He grew up on a farm south of Benson and attended Cashel township country school before graduating from Benson High School in 1973.

On February 26, 1977, he was united in marriage to Sharon Busse at First Covenant Church in Minneapolis. Following their marriage, they lived and farmed near Benson until moving to Willmar in 1983. For the past 29 years, Gary has worked for Jennie O. Foods driving semi in the live haul division.

He was a member of Word of Faith where he has been an usher since the late 1980’s. He loved fishing, biking, hiking and waterskiing. He also enjoyed traveling and riding motorcycles whenever possible. More than anything, being with his family was the happiest time in his life.

Surviving are his wife, Sharon; and sons, Jamie Vergin and his girlfriend Teresa Sieu of Raymond and Jeremy (and Crystal) Vergin of Port Townsend, WA; and siblings: Joan (and Gerald) Johnson of Boulder City, NV; Linda Carstens of Benson; Ramona (and Walter) Young of Benson; Roger (and Shirley) Vergin of Plato; Dennis Vergin of Minneapolis; Jane Lee of Glenwood; Donald (and Nancy) Vergin of Benson; David Vergin of DeGraff; Gail-Gary’s twin sister (and Rodney) Skowronek of Forest Lake and Gene “Chuck” Vergin of DeGraff.

He was preceded in death by his parents: Walter and Esther Vergin; and brother, Floyd Vergin.

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