Florence and Francis Vergal

Florence J. Vergal, 78, of East Grand Forks, Minn., passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at her home.

Posted 8/8/19

Francis D. Vergal, 81, of East Grand Forks, Minn. ,passed away Sunday, February 10, 2019, at Pioneer Memorial Home of Erskine, Minn.

Florence Jessie Vergal was born on January 8, 1941, in Flin Flon, MB, Canada, the daughter of Connie (McIntyre) Bottrell. Florence grew up in Hannah and attended school there, graduating from Hannah High School. She retired from Fair Meadow’s Nursing Home in Fertile, Minn. as an LPN.

Francis Dwayne Vergal was born May 12, 1937, in Wales to John and Ella (Riege) Vergal. He graduated from Hannah High School and served in the US Army following graduation. He worked as a carpenter/project supervisor.

Florence and Francis were married in Hannah on October 31, 1959. They lived in Grand Forks, Roseville, Calif., Fosston, and then made their home in Fertile, Minn. Following retirement, they moved to East Grand Forks, Minn.

They are survived by their children: Philip Vergal of Bemidji, Minn., Mark (Lisa) Vergal of Breckinridge, Minn. and Mike (Cheri) Vergal of Grand Forks; 5 grandchildren: Vikki (Matt) Arnold, Nicole Vergal, Jacob Vergal, Hope Vergal and Amber Carlton; 2 great-grandchildren: Mack and Jett Arnold; sister Gwen (Lynn) Hodgins of Devils Lake; brother Lowell (Colette) Bottrell of Fargo; and sister-in-law Teresa Bottrell of Billings, Mont. Florence is preceded in death by parents Phil and Connie Bottrell and brother Don Bottrell. Francis is preceded in death by parents Ella and John Vergal and an infant brother.

Inurnment services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, August 17, 2019, Hannah Cemetery, Hannah with military funeral honors conducted by American Legion Post 98. Lunch following at the home of Amy and Curt Kram, 10214 County 17, Wales, ND.