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Vincent Stach

April 4, 1926 — December 20, 2008

Vincent F. Stach, 82, of r ural Rothsay , MN, died December 20, 2008 at his residence.

His f
uneral will be held on Saturday, December 27, 2008 at 11:00 AM at St. John’s Catholic Church, Wahpeton, ND, with Fr. Dale Lagodinski officiating.

isitation will be Friday, December 26, 2008, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Wahpeton, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM with a Rosary at 4:00 and a Prayer service at 7:00 PM.  There will also be visitation one hour prior to the funeral at the church.

terment will be at St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery , Kent , MN.

Vincent is s
urvived by his wife Lois of 19 years; H is son, Randy (Michelle) Stach and their son, Thomas of Breckenridge , MN; His daughter, Connie Stach and her children, Heather Stach and Crystal Bridgers also of Breckenridge; His step children: James Stelton of Wahpeton, ND, Dr. Dennis (Angel) Stelton of Dallas, Texas, S teve Stelton of Bismarck, ND, Catherine (Daryl) Wilkins of Grand Forks, ND, Judith (Jerry) Raftevold of Little Falls, MN, Jerry (Nancy) Paur of Hawley, MN, Arlene (Steve) Hanson of Breckenridge, MN, Dan (Shelly) Paur of Falcon, CO, Jeff (Shar) Paur of Breckenridge, MN; His three adopted children: Linda (Kevin) Melkert of Breckenridge MN , Victor (Joyce) Stach of Vergas, MN, Kenneth (Marge) Stach of Madison, Wisconsin; Nineteen step grand children and eight step great-grand children; His brother William Stach, and sisters Leona Mills and MaryAnn Mohs.

He was p
receded in death by his wife Marian of 17 years, his adopted son Tom Stach, and brothers, Emil, George, Leo, Henry, Harold, Gustave and two sisters, Minnie Knutson and Elsie Powelson

Vincent Ferdinand Stach was born to Gustave and Catherine (Zeimetz) Stach on April 4, 1926 near Wolverton , MN . He attended District 21 country school near Wolverton, and grew u p helping on the Stach family farm. Vincent entered the U. S. Army on January 25, 1945, where he served in the Pacific Theater in the Philippines and Japan until he was honorably discharged on December 6, 1946. After working a few odd jobs, he started farming with his brother George, in Nilsen Township , 12 miles northeast of Breckenridge , MN .

Vincent was united in marriage to Marian (Burgard) Paur on July 20, 1970, and became an instant father of her four children. To this union with Marian two children were born. In 1975 he bought his own farm where he currently resided. Marian died January 8, 1987. He retired from farming the spring of 1988.

O n April 1, 1989 Vincent married Lois Stelton at St. John’s Catholic Church in Wahpeton, ND and expanded his family with her five children. He continued living on the farm with Lois until his death.

I n life he really enjoyed hunting and fishing and took many trips with family and friends. He also enjoyed dancing, family reunions, traveling, and playing lots of cards, especially with his neighbor, and good friend, Les Bruce.

He was a life time member of Woody Keeble VFW Post 4324 in Wahpeton. He was also a member of Legion Post 20, Eagles Club Aerie 2749, and the Buffalo Club all of Wahpeton, and a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Breckenridge , MN .

Pallbearers: Les Bruce, Tim Mohs, Lyle VanTassel, Gary VanTassel, Randy Nordick, Jeff Nordick

Honorary Pallbearers: His God-son, Ronald Mohs, and all who called Vince “friend.”

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