John Charles Vergenz

FOREST GROVE, Ore. — John C. Vergenz, formerly of Watertown, Wisconsin, died Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, at his home in Forest Grove with his family by his side.

John was born on April 19, 1943, to Lillian and John W. Vergenz. He graduated from Watertown High School, served in the U.S. Air Force and then went on to graduate from Quaker City School of Aeronautics in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1968 he married Barbara Bauer and they had two children, John and Saralyn.

John was predeceased by his son and his parents. He is survived by his sister, Marlys (Bud) Laehr; his wife, Barbara; daughter, Saralyn (David) Ewald; grandson, Anders Ewald; along with many nieces, nephews and their families.

John retired from the Federal Aviation Administration in 2008, after a long career in aviation. A memorial has been established in his name at Forest Grove Community School or visit

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