Tracy Vetterkind age 79, was promoted to heaven on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at his daughter’s home in Chetek with his family by his side. He was born January 7, 1941 in Island Lake, WI to Walter and Helen (Wingert) Vetterkind. He worked as a tool and die machinist and enjoyed fishing and hunting. Aviation was a special interest of his and he spent many hours “joy riding” in the sky. He loved telling stories, playing with his dog, Whip, and spending time with his family, especially his grandkids.
He is survived by his children: Shane (Matthew) of Lake Hallie, Shawn (Kelli) of Holcombe, Shelonda (Michael Moen) of Chetek and Shannon (Jaime) of Ashford CT; brothers: Gary Vetterkind of New Auburn, LaVerne “Fritz” (Nancy) Vetterkind of New Auburn and Jack Vetterkind of New Auburn; sisters: Marjorie Keen of Springfield, Mae Frank of Bloomer, June (Darrell) Davis of Rockford, Darlene Pearson of Rockford, Corrine (Lyle) Worthington of New Auburn; 6 grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents: Walter and Helen; son: Tracy Jr., sisters: Dona Nelson, Lorraine Bahr, and Virginia Vetterkind; brothers: Michael, Clifford “Kip” and Richard Vetterkind.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 8, 2020 at 11:00 AM at St. Jude’s Church in New Auburn with a visitation from 9:00 AM until the time of service at the church. Please practice social distancing while at the church. Private family interment will be at the Island Lake Cemetery.