Vergin, Frederic Clarence Fred passed away December 7, 2020 at the age of 85. He was born on September 19, 1935 at home in Rockford Township to Reinhold and Minnie Vergin. He was baptized and confirmed at Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church. Fred graduated from Rockford High School, class of 1953. After graduation, Fred worked until he decided to serve his country in the army in 1957. He married Rita McClellan on June 24, 1964. The couple enjoyed 51 years of loving marriage until Rita passed away in March of 2015. As a Master Plumber, Fred helped many relatives and friends with their heating and plumbing needs over the years. He worked in the Rockford area and also at Honeywell for a time. Fred's Farmall white demonstrator tractors were his pride and joy. He and Rita proudly showed them at tractor shows in the summers and worked on them in winter. Fred is preceded in death by his parents, wife Rita, sisters Lillian Kock and Mary Lou Thingvold. He is survived by a brother-in-law, two sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and his dear friend and neighbor, Ron. A private inurnment will be held at Elmwood Cemetery in Rockford.

Published on December 13, 2020

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