Obit: Vetterkind, Holley (1929 - 2001)

Contact: George Plautz

----Source: Thorp Courier, December 5, 2001.

Holley Vetterkind

Holley E. Vetterkind, 72, town of Warner, greenwood, WI died on Tuesday, November 27, 2001, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield.

Funeral services for Holley were held on Friday, November 30, 2001, 11:00 a.m., at the Maurina Funeral Home in Owen. Father Al Jakubowski officiated. Burial was in the Riverside Cemetery, Withee, with full military rites by Greenwood American Legion Post #238. Pallbearers were: Mike Vetterkind, Dan Vetterkind, David Vetterkind, Luke Vetterkind, Elmer Noah, Jason Noah and Eric Turner.

Visitation with family and friends was at the Maurina Funeral Home in Owen, on Thursday, November 29, 2001, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Holley Ernest Vetterkind was born on July 2, 1929, Town of Hixon, Withee, the son of William and Viola (Collier) Vetterkind. He served his country from 1951 to 1953 with the U.S. Army, with military duty in Japan and Korea.

Holley and the former Frances Truse were united in marriage on April 12, 1954, at St. Hedwig’s Chapel in Thorp. He was employed for a total of 39 years in heavy construction with Plautz Bros./Pekol of Willard. An outdoorsman, Holly and Frances enjoyed fishing, and he was a hunter, also. Holley was a member of the Greenwood American Legion Post #238.

He will be dearly missed by his wife of 47 years, Francess Vetterkind of Greenwood; four sons: Michael (Carla) Vetterkind of Greenwood, Patrick (Betty) Vetterkind of Willard, David Vetterkind of Homer, Alaska, Daniel Vetterkind of Greenwood; one brother, Ernie Vetterkind of Withee; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Susan Frances Armbrust on November 29, 1996; one brother William Vetterkind, Jr. and one sister, Alice Henke.



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