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Gerard Vignal

Visitation for family and friends of Gerard Vignal of Grass Valley will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Nevada City chapel of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Grass Valley.

Mr. Vignal died Tuesday, Feb. 26, in Grass Valley. He was 93.



He was born on July 10, 1908, in Paris, France, to Henrietta and Alexander Vignal. He joined the French Army at the age of 20 and served for 18 months. He attended 12 years of school in France. He married Rose Marie on Aug. 29, 1936, in San Francisco. He owned Central Car Dealership in Grass Valley in the 1940s and owned Valley Taxi in Grass Valley in 1955. He was a car salesman at George Brothers until his retirement at the age of 78. He enjoyed fishing, swimming, computers and spending time with his family and friends.




He is survived by his wife, Rose Marie Vignal of Grass Valley; daughter and son-in-law, Jacqueline (Vignal) Winkle and Robert P. Winkle Jr. of Grass Valley; granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Roxanne (Winkle) and Craig Fleenor of Grass Valley; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Rodney and Christina Winkle of Nevada City; and great-grandchildren Hayden, Malbry and Aaron Fleenor and Zachary and Wyatt Winkle.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Odette Vignal.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Grass Valley.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.


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