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Fred Peter Vetsch

Jun 26, 2021

July 6, 1934-June 21, 2021

Fred Peter Vetsch, the

son of George and Agnes

(Goetz) Vetsch was born

on July 6, 1934 in Rugby,

North Dakota. He died at

the age of 86 on Monday,

June 21, 2021 at his home

in Rugby under the care

of his wife and hospice.

Fred grew up on the

family farm in the

Fillmore area. Fred at-

tended school at Fillmore

until he had to quit due to

an illness. After he

recovered, he helped on

the farm and continued

farming throughout his

life. On August 21, 1961

he was united in marriage

to Gloria Schneider at St.

Boniface Church in Es-

mond. To this union,

four children were born,

Larry, Duane, Donald and

Brenda. The couple

raised their family in the

Fillmore/Esmond area.

After retirement, they

moved to their house in

Rugby. Fred was a care-

taker for Buffalo Lake

Sportsmen Club in Es-

mond for 35 years. He

helped Gloria with city

maintenance for the ten

years that she was Mayor

of Esmond. In his spare

time, he helped his best

friend James Wack, when

he worked on furnaces,

sewers or electrical prob-

lems and any other handy

work that needed to be

done. He enjoyed trying

to guess the names of

songs on Saturday morn-

ing oldies but goodies

with the morning coffee

group. Fred had a great

love for his children,

grandchildren and great

grandchildren and all the

children that adopted him

as a dad, grandpa and

great grandpa. He and his

granddaughter, Lexi were

lucky to share a birthday

that they both cherished.

He enjoyed his dog, Rex

and towards the end, Rex

would sneak in and lay in

bed with him. They will

all miss him.

Fred is survived by: his

wife, Gloria of Rugby;

sons, Larry (Margaret) of

Rugby and Donald Vetsch

of Esmond; grandchil-

dren, Dustin (Desiree)

Humble, Devin Vetsch,

Lexi Vetsch, Ashley

(Andy) Kitsch and Eric


great-grandchildren, Isa-

bella, Hadlee, Hunter

Humble and Eleanor

Kitsch; siblings, John

(Lois), Richard (Joann),

Jannette Bray and Ann

Hagel; son-in-law, Bennie

Humble; nieces, nephews,

other relatives and

friends. He was preceded

in death by his daughter,

Brenda Humble; son,

Duane; in-laws, Jacob

Schneider and Annie Har-

mon; siblings, Kenny

(Rose) Vetsch, Henry

Vetsch and Daniel Vetsch;

grandson, Joesph Vetsch;

many other relatives and

his parents.

Funeral services will be

held at 2:00 p.m. Satur-

day, June 26 at the Ander-

son Funeral Home in Rug-

by with burial to follow in

St. Ann’s Cemetery in

Fillmore. Father Franklin

Miller, Celebrant.

Casket Bearers: Paul

Vetsch, Chris Bray, Mike

Vetsch, Doug Goetz, Dus-

tin Humble and Bennie


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