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April 3, 2021 – December 13, 1942

Sandra Ann “Sandie” Vergin, age 78, of Buffalo passed away Saturday, April 3, 2021.

She was born on December 13, 1942 in Minneapolis the daughter of Robert & Olive (Streibel) Richel.

Sandie graduated from Wayzata High School in 1960.

On June 11, 1962, Sandra Ann Richel and Gary O. Vergin were joined in holy marriage at St. George Catholic Church in Long Lake.   God blessed their marriage with a daughter Heidi.

She enjoyed their lake home in Cornucopia, Wisconsin and watching the wildlife at her home.

Sandie was formerly employed at School District #877 as a Para in Special Education.   She retired in 1998.

She was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo.

Survived by her loving husband of fifty-eight years: Gary O. Vergin; a daughter: Heidi (Brian) Dahlin; a granddaughter:  Brenna Dahlin; other relatives and many friends.

Preceded in death by her father Robert Richel and by her mother Olive Richel and by her father-in-law and mother-in-law Otto and Delores Vergin

A Mass of Christian Burial for Sandie Vergin will be held on Wednesday, April 14th at 11:00 A.M. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo.   Interment Elmwood Cemetery in Rockford.

A visitation will be held AT THE CHURCH on Wednesday, April 14th one hour prior to Mass.

Casket Bearers will be Ron Bruhn, Tony Bresina, Richard Lund, Wally Etzel, Larry Etzel and Randy Hatcher.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family.   Online condolences may be made to

12 Guestbook Entries

  1. Patricia Etzel

    Ssincere sympathy to Gary and Heidi and the family. Sail on Sandie. No more pain and suffering. God bless from your friend Pat

  2. Patricia Etzel

    Sincere sympathy to Gary and Heidi and the family. Sail on Sandie. No more pain and suffering. God bless you from your old friend Pat.

  3. Del Haag

    Gary and Family, Thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time.

  4. Sue Kuhlmann

    Gary and Heidi. So sorry for your loss. She will be missed.

  5. Carol Hoekstra

    Gary & Heidi,
    We will be praying for you as you send your dear Sandy on & into Gods arms. Heidi, we love you and fondly remember when you were at the front desk. Always a smile and a good story….
    Hugs from us,
    Al & Carol Hoekstra

  6. Richard Jordan

    Prayers for family Sandie was very neat person, Gary and Heidi rest assured she
    was welcomed in heaven, God Bless

  7. Christine and Paul Alt

    A farewell to Sandie. We lit a candle on “her” balcony in Fulda, Germany.

  8. Kimberly Parker

    Condolences to Heidi, Brian, and Brenna. I wish you all healing and love.

  9. Patty Kieffer

    So sorry for your loss, prayers to all family and friends.She will certainly be missed.

  10. Laurie Hatcher Merz

    My sincere condolences. I will think of my cousin Sandie and send out a prayer while I am up in Cornucopia this weekend. I know she loved it there.

  11. Jill Jewell Kathman

    Hugs and love to Sandie’s special family. I have many fond memories from way back to 1969. Years certainly fly by but friends are forever. Blessings to each of you. Sending our sympathy and prayers.

  12. Ron and Georgia Barnes

    Our sincere condolences to the family. God Bless


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