Richard E Vetterkind, 76 of Chippewa Falls died Friday,
March 16, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. He was born on
November 7, 1941 to the late Ruben and Velva (Moore)
Vetterkind. Richard grew up south of Thorp and went to
Thorp schools. He was a longtime truck driver for Stewart
Livestock, Lenertz Livestock, Armstrong Trucking, and many
others before his retirement.
He enjoyed fishing, being with family and friends, and telling
old truck driving stories. He had a big heart and was always
ready to help out anybody, whether he was at home or on
the road. The cattle came first when he was hauling a load,
and he was always on time.
Richard is survived by his brothers, Pat (Bridgett) Vetterkind
of Chippewa Falls and Lynn Vetterkind of Longwood, his
children, Jim Vetterkind of Canton, South Dakota, Christine
Anderson of Cottage Grove, Minnesota and Bridget
(Charles) Schroeder of Eau Claire, a step daughter, Jody
(Jesse) Shimko of Bruce, six grandchildren, Shawna, Dillon,
Charisse, Tyler, Paul and Carl and 2 great grandchildren,
Vivian and Nolan. He was preceded in death by his parents
and a brother, James.
A graveside service will be held Sunday, May 6th at the
Riverside Cemetery-Withee at 12"30 PM and a Celebration
of Life to follow at Cindy's in Thorp.
Plombon Funeral Service-Stanley is assisting the family.