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Daniel Vetter

Jun 12, 2021

Feb. 17, 1938 – June 5, 2021

Daniel Vetter, 83, of Es-

mond, ND passed away

on Saturday, June 5, 2021.

A Celebration of Life will

be held at 11:00 AM, Sa-

turday, June 12, 2021 at

the North Viking Lutheran

Church in Maddock, ND

with Pastor Luther ‘Lu’

Mathison officiating.

Visitation will begin one

hour prior to the service.

A private burial will be

held at the St. Boniface

Catholic Cemetery in Es-

mond, ND. Military

Honors will be provided

by the Theodore A.

Togstad American Legion

Post #123 and the North

Dakota Army National

Guard Military Funeral

Honors Team. In lieu of

flowers, memorial dona-

tions may be made in the

name of Daniel Vetter to

St. Boniface Catholic

Cemetery Fund: 108 Alta

Avenue, Esmond, ND

58332, or the American

Cancer Society: 4646

Amber Valley Parkway,

South Fargo, ND 58104.

Daniel was born Febru-

ary 17, 1938 to Paul and

Elizabeth (Hager) Vetter in

Selz, ND. He began his

education in Esmond, ND

before transferring his

senior year to the Benson

County Agricultural and

Training School in Mad-

dock, graduating with the

Class of 1956. Daniel en-

listed in the North Dakota

Army National Guard in

1963. He continued to

farm, raise cattle, and

train horses while serving

his country. Daniel was

united in marriage to

Jeanette Ann Willy on

June 19, 1963. To this un-

ion, the couple welcomed

six children: Aime,

Robert, Micheal, Lisa, Da-

vid, and Rachel.

Daniel was a devoted

and loving father and

grandfather. He was ac-

tively involved in build-

ing his children’s lives,

loved visiting their

homes, and relished fami-

ly gatherings. His greatest

blessing was being

“Grampa” to 27 grandchil-

dren and 5

great-grandchildren, and

he never stopped speak-

ing proudly of them. He

loved attending any event

that involved watching

his grandchildren. Daniel

also delighted in training

horses with his children

and grandchildren. He

spent many hours hunting

and shooting with his

sons and grandchildren.

Daniel is survived by

his children, Aime (Lee)

Ellingson of Courtenay,

ND, Robert (LeAnn)

Vetter of Callaway, MN,

Micheal (Melissa) Vetter

of Buchanan, ND, Lisa

(Bryan) Wetch of

Bismarck, ND, David

(Tammy) Vetter of Bert-

hold, ND, and Rachel

(Justin) Maddock of Mad-

dock, ND; 27 grandchil-

dren; 5

great-grandchildren; sis-

ter, Martha Beenken of

Burnsville, MN; and

brother, Richard (Eileen)

Vetter of Esmond, ND.

He was preceded in

death by his parents, Paul

and Elizabeth Vetter; two

infant sisters; the mother

of all his children,

Jeanette Ann (Willy)

Vetter; and a grand-

daughter, Megan Elling-


Daniel was a man of

passion for whatever he

did and that especially in-

cluded his love for Jesus

and his desire that others

would one day join him in

heaven. Daniel died sud-

denly while checking cat-

tle, just as he wanted with

his boots on.

Online condolences

may be left at



The Nelson Funeral

Home of Maddock is in

charge of the arrange-


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