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October 9, 1963 – January 25, 2023

Michael James Vetsch, age 59, of Cokato passed away suddenly on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at The Meeker County Memorial Hospital in Litchfield.

He was born on October 9, 1963 in Buffalo the son of Earl A. and Joan M. (Bendig) Vetsch.

Michael graduated from St. Michael High School in 1982 and later attended North Hennepin Vocational School.

On June 24, 1995, Michael J. Vetsch and Pamela J. Barthel were joined in Holy marriage at The St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael. God blessed their marriage with three sons.

Mike was employed as the Head Groundskeeper for Ferndale Properties.

He loved his family!  Mike enjoyed baseball, farming and the outdoors.

Michael was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. He belonged to The Catholic Order of Foresters and to Knights of Columbus Council #8253.

Survived by his loving wife of twenty-seven years: Pam; sons: Kyle, Paul and William; his parents: Earl and Joan Vetsch; siblings: Joyce (Donald) Valerius, Jody (Tim) Johnson, Jerry (Stacey) Vetsch, Scott Vetsch and Aimee Peterson; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by a sister Holly Vetsch and by his father-in-law and mother-in-law Bernard & Irene Barthel.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Michael Vetsch will be held on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 11:00 A.M. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.

Interment Holy Trinity Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 31st 4-8 P.M. at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. Prayer Service will be held Tuesday evening, January 31st at 7:30 P.M.  Further visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, February 1st 9:30-10:30 A.M.




5 Guestbook Entries

  1. Michael Thoennes

    Pam and family, so sad to hear of Mike’s passing yesterday. I will keep him in prayer–Deacon Mike Thoennes

  2. Helen Bendig Brenna

    Pam and family I am so saddened to hear of Michael’s passing. Keep all those happy memories close to your heart to bring you comfort.

  3. Paul Eull

    Pam, so sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Mike. You and Your Family are in our thoughts and prayers. May he forever Rest In Peace. Paul and Nancy

  4. Barbara Guenigsman

    Pam, I am so sorry to hear about your husband’s passing. Peace, comfort and hugs to you and your boys.

  5. Steve & Pam Fiecke

    Pam, our sympathy goes out to you and your family! I, just got doing reading about his passing. God’s blessings to all of you!


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