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Devils Lake Journal - Devils Lake, ND
  • Vergil D. Duhamel

  • Vergil D. Duhamel, 86, of Devils Lake, ND died on Thursday, August 20, 2009 at the Heartland Care Center, Devils Lake.


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  • Vergil D. Duhamel
    Vergil D. Duhamel, 86, of Devils Lake, ND died on Thursday, August 20, 2009 at the Heartland Care Center, Devils Lake.
    Funeral services for Vergil will be held on Monday, August 24 at 11:30 a.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Devils Lake. Rev. Jessica Merchant will officiate and burial will be in the Devils Lake Cemetery.
    Visitation was held at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake on Sunday from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. Visitation on Monday will be at the church one hour prior to the funeral service.
    Serving as casket bearers for Vergil will be her grandchildren, Jason Duhamel, Amie Duhamel, Josh Duhamel, Jerrad Duhamel, Ashlee Deschamp and Breanne Duhamel. Music will be provided by Melissa Spelchen, soloist and Lynda Pearson, organist.
    Vergil Delores Baker was born on November 3, 1922, the loving daughter of Clifford and Minnie (Bjorn) Baker in Minot, ND. She was raised and educated in Minot with her brothers and sisters. She often sang on the local radio station with her sister. On June 21, 1942, Vergil was united in marriage to Lawrence “Larry” Duhamel prior to his deployment to Europe in World War II.  Upon his return they lived in Minot having three sons, Danny, Larry and Lanny. In 1954 they moved to Devils Lake and had their fourth son, Gary. Vergil was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church and the VFW Auxiliary.
    Verg was a homemaker as well as working outside the home at Barkers, the Fashion Bug and Glicksons. She was known for her honesty to customers. Customers from many miles would call ahead of time to make sure Verg was working before making the trip to Devils Lake.
    Verg is survived by her loving and caring sons, Danny Duhamel of Bismarck, ND, Larry Duhamel and his fiancé, Sue Klein of Minot, ND, Lanny Duhamel and his wife, Becky of Devils Lake, ND; grandchildren, Jason Duhamel, Aime Duhamel, Josh Duhamel, Jerrad Duhamel, Ashlee Deschamp and Breanne Duhamel; great grandchildren, Jordan Hunt, Oliver Deschamp, Evee Deschamp and Luca Duhamel; sisters, Evelyth Wohlk, Garrison, ND, Lorraine Anderson, Yakima, WA, Madelyn (Bob) Johnson, Maglana Woods, CA, Sharon Nelson, Minot; sisters-in-law, Vi Baker and Lois Baker both of Minot; and special friend of the family, Patty Prozinski.
    Verg was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lawrence on October 6, 1996; son, Gary Duhamel; brothers, Lyle, Lane, Duane “Bobbie,” Marlyn “Sonnie,” Donovan “Buddy” and Eldon Baker and sister, Ferol Tangen.
    Friends may sign the online register book and share memories of Vergil at www.gilbertsonfuneralhome.com.
    Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake, is in charge of arrangements.
     

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