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John Wergin

September 9, 1952 — May 24, 2021


John C. Wergin, 68, of Weston, passed away unexpectedly at his home on May 24, 2021.

John was born September 9, 1952 in Wausau to Gerald and Jean (Evans) Wergin. He graduated from Wausau East High School. Even prior to graduating high school, John started working for his dad in the construction industry. Over the years, the companies and positions changed, but John never left construction until he retired from RES America as a Site Safety Manager in 2020. He took great pride in earning his OSHA Outreach Trainer Certification.

John’s career required him to travel the country for 90% of each year. When he was back home with family, John enjoyed preparing wonderful meals and baking homemade pies. His famous pumpkin and five-berry are two pies that will be missed by many friends and family. John spent hours baking and hand delivering them all over Marathon County.

Outside of his career, John participated in several organizations, most notably the Masonic Temple, where he became a 32nd degree Mason. He was an Eagle Scout and served several years on the Wausau Area Carpenters Apprenticeship Committee. John was also known for his pranks and jokes. He went above and beyond to get a good laugh out of people. Whether it be a mystery phone call or hiding someone’s vehicle, John knew how to get the best of people.

Since retiring and moving back to Wausau, “Grandpa John” dedicated most of his free time to his twin granddaughters, Tessa and Alexis. They have always been his pride and joy. He loved taking them out for breakfast, shopping and short trips around town.

John is survived by his son, Gerald “Gerry” (Krystal) Wergin; granddaughters Tessa & Alexis Wergin; one sister, Marcia Wergin; three brothers, Paul, David and Scott Wergin.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Gerald & Jean (Evans) Wergin; one son, Charles Wergin; one sister Maryclare Flannery.

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 9 at 11:00 am at Brainard Funeral Home’s Everest Chapel, 5712 Memorial Court, Weston, WI with visitation beginning at 10:00 am until the time of service. Rev. Rebecca Voss will officiate.

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