Sioux Falls, SD
May 31, 2023
Vernon Bergin, age 98, of Sioux Falls passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at Dow Rummel Village, Sioux Falls. Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 6, 2023, at St. Rose of Lima Parish, Garretson. Visitation was from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday, June 5, 2023, followed by a Liturgical Wake Service and Rosary at 7 p.m. at George Boom Funeral Home & On-Site Crematory in Sioux Falls. Memorials may be directed to St. Rose of Lima Parish in Garretson.
Vernon Bergin, son of John and Margaret (Bresnahan) Bergin was born May 31, 1925, in Sherman. Vernon lived Lanesboro, MN with his grandparents to help on the farm until moving back to Sherman. Vernon met Stella Svaren at the Arkota Ballroom in Sioux Falls and was married to Stella on September 4, 1954, at First Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. The wedding was a double wedding with Harvey and Eunice Quamen. The couple remained lifelong friends.
Vernon grew up in the St. Rose of Lima Parish in Garretson and was a longtime member at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Sioux Falls. He continued to work the land his family had owned with his brother, Ed, and also worked for Northern States Power. Vernon was a self-made man with a great work ethic. His early upbringing on the farm taught him valuable skills that he used to fix nearly anything and he had a green thumb that extended from gardens to flower beds.
Left to cherish his memory are his children, Margie (Tom) Lynch, Spirit Lake, IA and David (Liz Spivey), Yankton; sister, Catherine McCulloch, Sedona, AZ; seven grandchildren, Rosia Bergin, Nicole (Thomas) Argubright, Michael Bergin, Kyle Bitterman, Kathleen Bergin, Jessica Bergin and Kayla Bergin; 25 great grandchildren; and a host of additional family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Margaret; wife, Stella; daughter, Jodie Bergin; siblings, LeRoy (Margaret) Bergin, Joyce (Jerry) Zwartz, Veronica (Merle) Herrman, Gertrude (Otis) Benson, Edward (Norma) Bergin and Joy (Bob) Page.
Funeral services provided by George Boom Funeral Home & On-Site Crematory.