December 14, 1974 – Thursday, May 23, 2013
Resurrection Lutheran Church in Monticello, MN
Friday, May 31, 2013
AT THE CHURCH
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Ashley Pualani Vaerst, age 38, of St. Michael, MN passed away on May 23, 2013 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, MN.
She was born on December 14, 1974 to Robert Ahia & Paula Sue (Franks) Milbrat in Orange, CA.
She attended and graduated from Mission Viejo High School in Orange County, CA in 1993.
She worked as a manager for Target while attending Saddleback Community College in Mission Viejo, CA. She also worked in the mortgage business.
On July 17, 1999, she married David Vaerst at Rancho Capistrano Church in San Juan Capistrano, CA. Following thier honeymoon in Hawaii, they moved to Minnesota. Their son Andrew was born in 2001 and four years later, their son Jacob was born in 2005.
Ashley earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education in 2012 from Bemidji State University.
She was active with vacation bible study at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Monticello.
Ashley enjoyed scrapbooking, crafts, photography, sewing, quilting, and loved to cook. She also enjoyed watching The Minnesota Twins, playing with the family dog, “Snuggles” and loved to travel and spending time at the family cabin in Hackensack, Minnesota.
Survived by her husband: David of St. Michael, MN; sons: Andrew & Jacob both at home; her parents: Robert & Paula Milbrat of St. Michael, MN; a sister: Aaron Milbrat and her children: Joseph Rios & Joshua Bishop of St. Michael, MN; father-in-law: Richard Vaerst & special friend: Malinda of Forest Lake, MN; brother-in-law: Steven (Dawn) Vaerst of Hastings, MN; sisters-in-law: Kristin (Wade) Amundson & thier children: Kaylee & Dan of Woodbury, MN, Lindsey Vaerst of Los Angeles, CA; sister-in-law: Celia (Dan) Anderson of Champlin, MN. Preceded in death by her mother-in-law.