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Eugene Henry Vetsch

January 14, 1937 — January 25, 2024

Little Falls

Eugene "Gene" H. Vetsch, 87, of Little Falls, passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2024, at St. Cloud Hospital. Time for visitation will take place at Emblom-Brenny Funeral Service from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 30. Parish prayers and recitation of the rosary will start at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at St. James Catholic Church on Wednesday, January 31, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. with Father Jimmy Joseph officiating. Interment will follow at St. James Catholic Cemetery.


Eugene (Gene) Henry Vetsch was born January 14, 1937 at his home in Ostego Township to Jacob and Regina (Barthel) Vetsch. He was the youngest of nine children and attended school in Albertville. After school he did construction work in the Twin Cities and worked at Federal Cartridge. He loved watching and cheering on the Minneapolis Lakers and playing amateur baseball. In July of 1963, he married the love of his life, Barbara Morinville. In 1968 they purchased a farm between Little Falls and Randall area. They moved up north in the spring of 1969. They raised seven children while dairy farming and cared for his aging father for 12 years.

 

Most of his life, Eugene loved farming and a good joke. He loved working with the animals, planting and harvesting crops, and enjoyed the outdoors. In addition to farming, he enjoyed fishing, cheering on the Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Vikings, playing cards, going to the casino, taking day trips to State Parks, and the Minnesota State Fair. He had a very quick wit and dry sense of humor, always ready with the “dad jokes.” His Catholic faith was very important to him and was a long-time member of St. James Catholic Church in Randall. His smile will live on in the minds and hearts of all his loved ones. 

 

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Barbara. Sons, Leon (Becky), Vernon (Lynn), Jay (Cindy), Michael, Wayne (Kendra) Vetsch; Daughters, Julene (Harold) Ley, Gina (Jon) Vetter. 21 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. 

 

Eugene was preceded in death by his parents Jacob and Regina Vetsch, grandson Bryan Vetter, great granddaughter Faith Vetsch. Brothers Alvin, Harold, Ammon, Arnold, and Cletus Vetsch. Sisters, Bernadette Barthel, Anita Roden, and Beatrice Doroff. In addition to many in laws, nieces, and nephews. 

 

Emblom Brenny Funeral Service is Cherishing the Memory and Celebrating the Life of Eugene.

 

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Emblom Brenny Funeral Service-Little Falls

900 First St SE, Little Falls, MN 56345

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Prayer Service

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

7:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Emblom Brenny Funeral Service-Little Falls

900 First St SE, Little Falls, MN 56345

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Visitation

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

9:30 - 10:30 am (Central time)

St. James Catholic Church - Randall

405 E Minnesota Ave, Randall, MN 56475

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Mass

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

St. James Catholic Church - Randall

405 E Minnesota Ave, Randall, MN 56475

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Interment

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

11:45am - 12:15 pm (Central time)

St. James Catholic Cemetery

E. Minnesota Ave, Randall, MN 56475

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