Obit: Dergance, Mary (1920 – 2015)


Surnames: Dergance, Auman, Panyan, Verhunce, Haugen, Gabrovic

----Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Abbotsford, Wis.) 07 Oct 2015

Dergance, Mary (11 SEP 1920 – 11 SEP 2015)

Mary Dergance, 95, Wausau, formerly of Willard, passed away peacefully on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015, at Stone Crest Residence, Wausau. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 10, at the American Legion Hall, in Greenwood. Burial of Mary's cremains will be held in the Willard Cemetery.

Mary Auman was born on Sept. 11, 1920, on the home farm in Willard, one of eight children born to Frank and Angela (nee Frankel) Auman. She was raised and received her education in Willard. As a young woman, Mary left Willard and moved to Chicago to find work. She married Vernon B. "Barney" Dergance on Sept. 21, 1945, in Chicago, Ill. They lived most of their married life in Chicago, except for eight years when they owned and operated a motel in Duluth, Minn. After her husband's retirement in 1975, they moved back to Willard and lived in Mary's parents' house. Mary enjoyed bird watching and flowers.

She is survived by two sisters, Antonia Panyan, Esko, Minn., and Angeline Verhunce, Marshfield; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Barney, on Aug. 26, 1995; three brothers, Frank Jr., Felix and Victor Auman; and two sisters, Anne Haugen and Stephie Gabrovic.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Cuddie Funeral Home, Greenwood, is assisting the family with arrangements.



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