Gary Wergin Obituary

Gary Lee Wergin
Gary Lee Wergin
Gary Lee Wergin

August 1, 1955 - November 4, 2004
Born in Lincoln, NE
Resided in Windsor Heights, IA
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Gary Lee Wergin, 49, died November 4, 2004 at home. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 9 at St. Theresa's Catholic Church, with burial at Glendale Cemetery.

Gary was born in Lincoln, NE, and grew up in Beatrice, NE. He later lived in Lincoln, NE, for five years, Dubuque, IA for ten years and St. Joseph, MO for six years, beforing moving to the Des Moines area almost ten years ago.

Gary was a distinguished farm broadcaster who received many awards throughout his career for his service and commitment to agriculture. In 1999, he was named Farm Broadcaster of the Year by the National Association of Farm Broadcasters. Gary was also a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and the NAFB and was an assistant Boy Scout Leader.

Throughout his life, God and his family always came first. The family wishes to thank the St. Theresa community, the WHO family, especially Mark Pearson and Bruce Gaarder, and the many listeners for their prayers and support.

Gary is survived by his wife, Amy Wergin of Windsor Heights; daughter, Rachel Wergin and son, Michael Wergin, both at home; parents, Deryl and Marfae Wergin of Beatrice, NE; sister, Marcia (Bob) Straube of Douglas, NE; brother, Doug Wergin of Beatrice, NE; sister-in-law, Morna (Mike) Horcher of Chicago, IL; and nieces, Colleen Condon (Matt McGreal) of Chicago, IL, and Christine (Curtis) Long of Missouri. Gary is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins in Nebraska and Iowa.

Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, located at 86th and Aurora in Urbandale, where a Prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wergin Children's Educational Fund, c/o St. Theresa's Church, 1230 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, IA 50311.

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Visitation
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
8301 Aurora Avenue
Urbandale, IA US 50322
Monday, November 8, 2004
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Service
St. Theresa's Catholic Church
1230 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA US 50311
Tuesday, November 9, 2004
10:00 AM
Cemetery
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Tuesday, November 9, 2004

Charities

Wergin Children's Educational Fund c/o St. Theresa's Catholic Church
1230 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA 50310