Obit: Vetterkind, France E. "Tiny" (1931 – 2015)


Surnames: Vetterkind, Osowski, Truse, Benzschawel, Ambrust

----Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Abbotsford, Wis.) 11 Feb 2015

Vetterkind, France E. "Tiny" (14 JAN 1931 – 1 FEB 2015)

Frances E. "Tiny" Vetterkind, 84, Greenwood, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, at her home. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Frances Elizabeth Truse was born on Jan. 14, 1931, in Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Charles Sr. and Gertrude (nee Osowski) Truse. As a young girl, her family moved to Thorp, where she was raised and received her education at Goff School. Frances married Holley E. Vetterkind on April 12, 1954, at St. Hedwig's Chapel in Thorp. They resided in the town of Warner, rural Greenwood, where she worked as a cook for the Greenwood School District for 15 years. She had many interests, but especially loved spending time with her family. She was an awesome fisherwoman, loved life, enjoyed her flowers, garden, baking, birds, canning, making blankets and quilts, crocheting afghans, and her specialty was making lap robes for the Veterans and Children's Hospital.

Frances is survived by four sons, Michael (Carla) Vetterkind, Greenwood, Pat (Faye) Vetterkind, Stetsonville, Dave (Jane) Vetterkind, Homer, Alaska, and Dan Vetterkind, Greenwood; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Helen Benzschawel, Stanley; one brother, Robert Truse, Thorp; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Holley, on Nov. 27, 2001; one daughter, Susan Armbrust, on Nov. 29, 1996; one granddaughter, Amy Vetterkind, on Jan. 1, 1979; and one brother, Charles Truse Jr.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Cuddie Funeral Home, Greenwood, is assisting the family with arrangements.



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