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December 23, 1919-November 15, 2021


Agnes Sylvia Herbst, age 101 of Howard Lake passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, at New Perspective Senior Living in Waconia, Minnesota.

Agnes was united in marriage to Henry Herbst on June 9, 1941.  She and Henry farmed outside of Howard Lake until they retired to a lake home in Waverly.  One of Agnes’ most prized animals on the farm was a peacock named Pretty Boy.  They enjoyed 52 years of marriage and were active with Farmers Union, card club, square dancing and St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  For many years Agnes sold Amway.  She will be forever remembered for her love of music (having written many songs herself).  She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, traveling, baking, sewing and gardening.

She was preceded in death by her parents Robert and Frances Grotz, brother Edwin Grotz and Helen Grotz ( sister- in-law), brother Walter Grotz,  husband Henry Herbst, daughters Rosalie Padden and Sharon Young, Robert Young (Son in-law)and Richard Klaers (brother in-law).

Agnes is survived by her children Dianne (Scott) Carbonneau of Lakeville, Marvin (Barbara) Herbst of Montrose and Annette (Robert) Marketon of Howard Lake, sister Eileen Klaers, Robert Padden (son in-law),  Mary Grotz (sister in-law),  her grandchildren Sarah (Marketon) Hetke, Lindsay (Marketon) Espeseth, Jason Herbst, Rachel (Young) Klein, Daniel Young, David Padden, Jonathan Padden, Joanna Padden, Katie (Padden) Witter and 14 great-grandchildren.




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