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Vergene Rosewall 1930-2016

December 15, 2016
Emmetsburg News

RUTHVEN -- Military graveside service for Vergene Rosewall was held Wednesday, Dec. 14, at Highland Cemetery in Ruthven. Members of American Legion Post #33, Ruthven, presided. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Ruthven was in charge of arrangements.

Vergene George Rosewall, son of George and Lena M. (Whitford) Rosewall, was born Dec. 6, 1930 in Ruthven. He graduated from Ruthven High School.

Vergene served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. After being honorably discharged, Vergene farmed near Ruthven.

Vergene later moved to Moorhead, MN and Fargo, ND where he ran an insurance agency for several years. After retiring, he returned to Ruthven and later made his home in Hull.

Vergene passed away Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, at the Sioux Center Memorial Hospital, at the age of 86. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his children, Sam Rosewall of Des Moines, Shane Rosewall of Des Moines, Cathy Evans of Cameron, MO and Lori Rosewall of Newton; four grandchildren; six great grandchildren; three sisters, Lorine Matters of Urbandale, Evon Struthers of Spencer and Karrol Subbert of Pella.

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