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1935 Loren 2023

Loren W. Wergeland

March 26, 1935 — April 15, 2023



Loren W. Wergeland, age 88, of Merrill, passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2023, at Woodland Court Elder Services, LLC. In Merrill.  He was born on March 26, 1935 to the late Oscar and Alice (Nelson) Wergeland in Fargo, ND.  Loren attended and graduated from high school, and went on to earn his Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and English.

Loren worked as an inspector for Hamilton-Med Furnishing and would make sure that the medical office furnishings were in pristine condition.  He was a very detail-oriented and thorough person that had high standards when it came to making sure things were done right.  Loren enjoyed reading, cooking and entertaining friends and family and was an excellent baker!  He had a knack for decorating, particularly in table settings. Loren was a classy person, that had a dry, quick wit and was very private.  He was also the first one to help someone in their time of need or bring them some baked goods.  His smile will forever be remembered by those that knew him.

Loren is survived by his brother: Marvin (Gale) Wergeland, sister: Lillian Kroll and nieces, nephews, great nephews, great nieces and a great great niece.  He was preceded in death by his parents, brother-in-law: William Kroll, as well as a niece and 2 nephews.

Burial of his cremated remains will take place at a later date at Nolan Cemetery in Park Falls, WI.

A special thank you to Woodland Court for their care and compassion they had shown to Loren and his family.  It was very appreciated and gave comfort and peace of mind to the family.

Waid Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Merrill is assisting the family with arrangements.  Online condolences are encouraged and may be made at

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