Ferguson, John Edgar
Died on March 21, 2018 after a short battle with cancer. John was born on May 25, 1939 to Robert (Bob) and Mary Ferguson in Fairfield, IA. John grew up in Randolph, was a Boy Scout and attended high school playing football and basketball, graduating in 1958. He then started driving over the road, delivering goods to the East coast. In 1961, John and his late brother James (Jim), opened a service station in Randolph which they operated until 1963. In 1962, John married the love of his life Geraldine (Gerry) and in 1963 they moved to St. Paul. By 1964 John was attending day school at St. Paul Vocational/Technical school with the dream of becoming an Electrician. In 1964, after 2 years of day school, John was accepted into the Apprenticeship program with Local Union 110, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, working during the day and attending school 2 nights a week. In 1967, John and Gerry moved to Vadnais Heights where they have resided ever since. February of 1970, John tested and received his Class A Journeyman Electricians license and was well on his way to a successful and rewarding 35 ½ year career as a Local Union 110, IBEW Member and retired on September 28, 2001, today he was a proud 50 year member. During those years John and Gerry had 3 children, as well as, John found time to be a 20-year Charter Member of the Vadnais Heights Volunteer Fire Department, 20 plus year member of the Lions Club, Secretary and President of Christ the Servant Lutheran Church Council, donated numerous hours to Habitat for Humanity, was an avid motorcycle rider, member of the St. Paul Bridge Center, bowled on many leagues and enjoyed many trips with his close friend Phil Nolan in his airplane. John and Gerry wintered in Florida since he retired until 2017. John is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Mary, Brother Bob and his Twin Brother Jim. Survived by wife Gerry of 55 years, son Daniel, daughters Lynn Weck and Janel (Jason) Lemmer, 8 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren, Sisters in Law Judy Ferguson and Lois (Del) Christman, Brother in Law Phil Vierath and many loving family members and friends.
Get your dress on Gerry.