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Gregory Paul Yergens
  • Passed away on July 01, 2022

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Gregory P. (Ness) Yergens left this world peacefully on July 1, 2022 at the age of 58 with his loving wife and children by his side. Greg fought a valiant 4 year battle with colorectal cancer. He was born in Connecticut in 1963 and is the son of William P. Yergens of Beaufort, SC and the late Patricia (Iliff) Bailey.

Greg loved sports of all kinds but his favorite was baseball and spring training at the Minnesota Twins stadium and watching football with the boys. He also enjoyed traveling, camping with his family, cooking and barbecuing, fishing, boating and any outdoor activities. When his children were younger, he helped coach their baseball teams, and attended soccer games all over the state and other sporting events on their behalf. He had such a passion for life and being involved.

Greg’s personality was larger than life and his smile and laughter were contagious. He generously loved his family and had a large circle of lifetime friends. He loved people and always had a cheerful greeting for anyone he met. He made friends around him feel special and had a great story to share to lighten everyone’s heart. He was a kind soul who welcomed all into his life and shared what he had to offer. Greg’s zest for life will live on in the many lives he touched. His friends would describe him as gregarious, loyal, warm hearted, quick witted and entertaining. He was also a devoted, loving husband and father. His smile will be missed by all who were blessed to have known him.

Greg is survived by his loving wife Colleen (Coakley) Yergens  whom he shared 36 years of life and 33 years of marriage,  daughter Allison Yergens and sons Tanner and Tyler Yergens all of Fort Myers, Fl, brothers Cort (Sherry) Bailey of Cape Coral, Fl Christopher (Vania) Yergens of San Diego, Ca, step brothers Courtenay (Erin) Yergens, Haley and Christian Yergens all residing in FL and a myriad of extended family inluding  aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and brothers and sisters in law.  He was predeceased by his sister Dianna (Dee Dee) Carway. Also predeceased by his in laws Jerry & Peggy Coakley.

Mass will be held at the Church of Resurrection, 8121 Cypress Lake Dr, Ft Myers at 11 am on Saturday, July 23, 2022 followed by a 1pm celebration of Greg’s life at the Landings Yacht, Golf, and Tennis Club, 5200 Landings Dr, Ft Myers. The celebration will be held at the Waterfront Marina Pavilion. Light clothing is suggested.

 


Service

Location:
Church of Resurrection
8121 Cypress Lake Dr, Ft Myers

Date & Time:
July 23, 2022 at 11:00 AM


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  1. Steve Cunningham says:
    08 Aug 2022
    I was out of town when I was notified of this sad event. Greg is without a doubt one of my fondest memories. He made every person he met feel like they were his best friend. We all can learn from his people to people skills. My deepest regret is that I could not make it back to the service but mutual friends kept me informed and I feel like I was there in spirit.

    Hammer

  2. Bob Grout says:
    23 Jul 2022
    Fond Raider memories....an infectious sense of humor and great smile. Wonderful memories of coaching him in high school baseball.

  3. Eric Hatfield says:
    21 Jul 2022
    I worked with Greg at SE Atlantic Corp. I spent a lot of time with him, he always made me and everyone else laugh with his quick wit and great sense of humor.. So very sorry for his loss.

  4. Crystal Winters says:
    20 Jul 2022
    We had the pleasure of meeting Greg and we are grateful for this. Greg is a terrific person and will be severely missed. He raised his children to have great Dharma and they are a blessing to be around. May you have peace & comfort during this difficult time. We love you Winters family

  5. Dorothea Filipowich-Post says:
    20 Jul 2022
    Colleen, Uncle Buddy and I are praying for you and your family during this very difficult time. We loved Greg and were so happy we got a few days to spend with You guys in March.. May you have Strength and Comfort now from his profession of Faith that he is out of Pain and Resting in the Arms of Jesus.. We are here for you. God Bless you! Uncle Buddy and Dorothea

  6. Cindi Asmuth says:
    19 Jul 2022
    I am so sorry to hear this! So many memories so many years ago! Prayers and hugs to you Colleen and your family! ❤️

  7. Linda Gaytan says:
    18 Jul 2022
    Colleen you are in my heart and prayers. Thinking of you and your family with lots of love. I am so sorry for your loss. God Bless you.

  8. Janice and Bob Kempkes and Family says:
    18 Jul 2022
    Our hearts are broken losing this Amazing man. We loved Him the first time Colleen introduced us to our Family. He was more Family, but a Great Friend. Thank you for all our Loving Memories with you and Your Family. We will treasure in our hearts forever.
    May God Bless
    RIP❤️
    Our Love and Prayers to Colleen, Allison,Tanner, and Tyler

  9. Michael Maier lit a candle:
    17 Jul 2022
    Lit since July 17, 2022 at 7:04:32 PM

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