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December 18, 1963 – Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Service Information
Church of St. Mary in Waverly
Monday, December 24, 2012
10:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Sunday, December 23, 2012
4-8 P.M.

Kevin Donald Vetsch (“Eddie”), was born December 18, 1963, the youngest of six to Lloyd & Joan (Schlagel) Vetsch in Buffalo, MN. He attended school in Saint Michael, Howard Lake, and Hibbing. He graduated from Howard Lake-Waverly High School in 1982. He then attended Anoka Technical College where he received his electricial training. He worked for Muska Electric and was a 27 year member of IBEW 292. He was also a member of St. Mary’s Church in Waverly.

As a kid he enjoyed riding dirt bike, spending time at his grandparents farm, spending time with friends, wrestling, and goofing around outside.

Kevin married Teri Stokes on March 19, 1994. They were blessed with two amazing children, Alexa and Colton.

Kevin enjoyed being an electrician and had a very strong work ethic but never put work ahead of his family. He enjoyed working around his home, visiting with friends, fishing, boating, an ice cold Pepsi, family road trips, Easter egg hunts, bowling, traveling to new states, strategizing fantasy football and baseball teams with his kids, going to Twins games and following Minnesota sports teams. He enjoyed joking around with others and making them laugh. He was truly a kid at heart. Kevin was a very gentle, caring and kind hearted person who would help anyone who needed it. He always put others first. He was very proud of his kids and enjoyed every minute spent with them. His family was truly the light of his life.

Kevin passed away at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN on December 19, 2012. He had reached the age of 49 years and one day.

Kevin will be welcomed into heaven by his father, Lloyd; brother, Keith; brother-in-law, Jim Hirsch; and father-in-law, Bill Stokes. He is survived by his wife, Teri, and children, Alexa and Colton of Cokato. Mother, Joan (Matt) Tholkes of Buffalo. Brothers, sister and sister in laws; Brian (Marilyn) of Monticello, Bruce (Bonnie) of Elk River, Bill (Pat) of St. Michael, Brenda (Curt) Steurer of Elk River and Julene Hirsch of Howard Lake. Also survived by in-laws, Shirley Stokes, Dan Stokes and Kevin (Kelly) Stokes all of Howard Lake. He is survived by 19 nieces and nephews and many other family members and friends. He was an amazing friend, husband and father and will be forever missed by many, many people!

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the family.

5 Guestbook Entries

  1. angela hirsch

    You will never be forgotten. You were a very kind man. Funny with an amazing heart. Say hi to the gang up there.

  2. David & Janice Vouk

    We extend our heartfelt sympathies to your family. Kevin was an amazing person and anyone who knew him was blessed for the relationship. He will be missed.
    David & Janice Vouk Family

  3. Jill Grieger

    Teri and family, I am truly sorry for your loss. Please let me know if there is ANYTHING I can do for any of you. Jill, Mark, Logan and Owen

  4. Connie Orton

    Teri, Alexa, and Colton; My heartfelt sympathy. I’m so grateful to have met all of you and your wonderful husband/dad this past fall. His amazing love for each one of you just radiated from deep within his heart. May God wrap His compassionate arms around you and comfort you now and in years to come. How reassuring to know that one day you will be a family reunited in heaven and will live together for eternity. Praise God for the gift of His Son, Jesus.

  5. Julene Hirsch

    Forever in our hearts!!


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