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October 8, 1949 – Sunday, January 22, 2017

Service Information
Our Father’s Lutheran Church-Rockford, MN
Friday, January 27th, 2017
3:00 P.M.

Visitation Information
Peterson Chapel-St. Michael, MN
Thursday, January 26th, 2017
4-8 P.M.

Jerome D. Vergin, age 67, of Loretto passed away Sunday, January 22, 2017 at his residence from metastatic bladder cancer.

He was born in Buffalo on October 8th, 1949 the son of Delbert and Eleanore (Vergin) Vergin.

Jerome was baptized and confirmed at Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rockford.

He graduated from Buffalo High School.
Jerome began farming at age 16 due to his father’s poor health and purchased the family’s homestead when he was 21 years old.

He was a registered Guernsey cattle breeder at Ridgeroll Farms in Rockford Township.

Jerome enjoyed farming very much and sold the dairy cow herd 15 years ago but continued to raise beef cattle until a couple of years ago.
In later years, Jerome liked to travel south in the winter, cook maple syrup in spring and tend to their large garden in summer. He also loved the lake and companionship of his girls, “Gracie” and “Lizzie”.

He was a Past President of The Minnesota Guernsey Breeder’s Association.

Jerome D. Vergin and Julie A. Dolbec were joined in holy marriage at Our Father’s Lutheran Church in Rockford on September 12, 1998.

Survived by his loving wife: Julie A. Vergin; three sisters: Bonnie (Loren) Gelle, Jackie (Corbin) Corson and Paulette (Paul) Pelletier; six nieces and nephews; his mother-in-law: Beverly Dolbec; other relatives and many friends.

Preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services for Jerome Vergin will be held on Friday, January 27th at 3:00 P.M. at Our Father’s Lutheran Church in Rockford. Pastor Jon Rhodes will officiate.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, January 26th from 4-8 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home. Further visitation one hour prior to services at the church on Friday, January 27th.

Honorary Casket Bearers will be David Hausladen, David Borscheid, Dan Corson, Nick Sjolin, Jigs Hatcher and Tom Lemmage.

Casket Bearers Gabe Gelle, Ryan Klatt, Travis Seck, Nathan Dixon, Steve Dixon and Dennis Hickman.

Memorials preferred to…MNSNAP Minnesota Spay Neuter Assistance Program

A kinder or more sensitive heart nor braver spirit could not be found.

10 Guestbook Entries

  1. Dave & Jeannie Dixon

    Dear Julie; what can we say, other than we are shocked and sad to hear that you lost your love, Joe. We have just good memories of spending time with you both. Please know that we have you in our thoughts and prayers.
    God Blessings, Dave and Jeannie.

  2. Dick & Sandy Millerbernd

    Love is the only thing we carry with us when we go. Louisa May Alcott

  3. Carol and Dan Bitzer

    Julie, Paulette and families; Dan and I are saddened to hear that Jerome has passed away. We know that he is with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I will remember his big smile and the class of ’67 will miss him at our 50th reunion. RIP Joe.

  4. Sandy Mack and Bruce Mack

    An amazing man with the smile of an angel.
    You were true friend to so many-the world is a lesser place without you…

  5. Jane and Tom Norling

    Joe loved his life: a good beer, a great meal, his land and animals, and most of all his wife Julie. We loved his laugh, his company, and his gentle ways. He will be so missed.

  6. Jules M. Schoenecker & Gray M. Schmidt

    Those we love don’t go away
    They walk beside us everyday
    Unseen, unheard, but always near
    Still loved, still missed and very dear.
    We love you Julie and hold you dear.

  7. Dale Jensen, Jens-Gold Farms

    Our sincere sympathy to the Vergin family.

  8. Lindsay Morand

    Dearest Julie…Sending our heartfelt condolences, with much love and beautiful memories always, Lindsay and Phil

  9. Mark Orth

    So sorry to hear of this. I will miss the tell it like it is conversations with Joe and the annual syrup boil. Thanks Julie, if not for you I may never have met such a great GENTLEman. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Betty Kent ritari

    To Julie and the entire Vergin Family:
    I remember the years when my folks were across the road from the Vergin Farm….so many wonderful memories of the family and Joe. My deepest sympathy for the loss of such a wonderful man!


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