JohnPaul Robert GergenJohnPaul Robert Gergen was born at Altru Hospital of Grand Forks, ND, on Friday, April 12, 2013, at 12:18 p.m. He weighed just under 5 pounds and measured 16 inches long. He peacefully lived for approximately one hour, experiencing only love from his family and faith community during his short time spent with them.
JohnPaul is the son of Benjamin and Janelle Gergen of East Grand Forks, MN, and the younger brother of Peter Gergen. Immediately upon his birth, JohnPaul was baptized into the Roman Catholic Church by Monsignor David Baumgartner. JohnPaul was a very handsome redhead who was able to briefly open his eyes and move his arms. He taught many people about the sanctify of human life. JohnPaul will always be missed but remembered forever by all those whose life he touched.