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July 6, 1949 – Thursday, November 10, 2016

Service Information
St. Albert’s Catholic Church, Albertville, MN
Thursday, November 17, 2016
10:30 A.M.

Visitation Information
St. Albert’s Catholic Church, Albertville, MN
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
4:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Douglas “Doug” Ammon Vetsch, age 67 of Albertville, passed away Thursday, November 10, 2016. Doug was born July 6, 1949 in Elk River, MN, the son of Alvin J. and Bernice H. (Eckes) Vetsch.

On November 30, 1974 Doug Vetsch and Elizabeth “Betsy” Berning were united in holy matrimony at St. Albert’s Catholic Church in Albertville.

Doug farmed on the family farm until 1996. He then became custodian at ISD 885 until his retirement in 2014.

Doug was a faithful member of St. Albert’s Catholic Church and the St. Michael-Albertville Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed fishing, spending time at the cabin, telling jokes, painting things John Deere green and yellow, and playing with his grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Alvin and Bernice Vetsch; brothers, Joey Vetsch and Dale Vetsch; sisters, MaryJane Vetsch and Janet Dahlheimer; and father-in-law, Donald Berning.

Survived by his wife, Betsy Vetsch; children, Paul Vetsch, Regina Vetsch, Rachel (Jeffrey) Steiner, Renee (Theodore) Goerdt, Rebecca (Brittany) Crocker, Bethany (Terry Fraser) Vetsch; grandchildren, Theodore Steiner, William Steiner, Gwendolyn Steiner, Eleanor Goerdt, Benjamin Goerdt, Jordan Gallegos; siblings, Dennis (Leona) Vetsch, Judy Forsythe, Marilyn “Cheech” (Dennis) Dahl, Mary Kay (Sue Warn) Vetsch, Barb (John) Gangl; brother-in-law, John Dahlheimer; sister-in-law, Betty Vetsch; mother-in-law, Janet Berning; and many other nieces, nephews, in-laws, family and friends.

Honorary casket bearers are Doug’s grandchildren: Theodore Steiner, William Steiner, Gwendolyn Steiner, Eleanor Goerdt, Benjamin Goerdt and Jordan Gallegos.

Casket bearers are: Jeremy Vetsch, Brandon Dahl, Thomas Berning, Jeffrey Steiner, Theodore Goerdt, and Terry Fraser

Visitation Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, with prayer service at 8:00 PM, at St. Albert’s Catholic Church in Albertville. Further visitation will be held at church one hour prior to Mass Thursday.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 10:30 AM at St. Albert’s Catholic Church. Celebrant will be Father Peter Richards. Interment with military rites to follow at St. Albert’s Cemetery in Albertville.

Serving the family is The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home. 763-497-5362.

7 Guestbook Entries

  1. Sar & Gary Meyer

    Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. We will be at the funeral on Thursday.

  2. Jen Nelson

    Prayers to you all at this difficult time. May the memories hold you all close and fill your hearts with joy.

  3. Sandy Greninger

    Rest in Peace Doug. You will be missed. Prayers for your family.

  4. Ronald Vetsch

    Sorry to hear about Doug passing. My deepest sympathy to the whole family.

  5. steve roden

    Were very sorry for your loss. We’ll keep your family in our prayers.

  6. Darlene (Beaudry) McDonald

    Betsy and family;
    I am so very sad to hear about Doug. My deepest sympathies are with you all.

  7. jeff chounard

    Our condolences. A great loss of a wonderful person. Have many great memories of Doug. Prayers and thoughts with you all.


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