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Wednesday December 23rd, 2015
4:00pm

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Wednesday December 23rd, 2015
6:30pm

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Peter (Pete) Vlaminck

Peter Hector Vlaminck was born on March 29, 1950, in Marshall, to Cyriel and Lorraine (Bottelberghe) Vlaminck. He grew up on a farm near Minneota and graduated from Minneota High School in 1968. Pete enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam during the war where he earned two bronze stars and a medal of merit. After his honorable discharge, he attended Willmar Technical School and earned a degree in farm management. On September 8, 1973, he was married to Myrna VanWechel. To this union were born two daughters: Sharyce and Shannon. The couple farmed near Minneota until the 1980s. Pete then worked for McLaughlin & Schulz. In 1998, he took over his father’s excavating business. He continued to operate this business until his death. Pete enjoyed fishing, farming, driving through the countryside and socializing with his friends. On November 17, 2015, he married his longtime companion, Kim Verschelde. Pete died on Saturday, December 19, 2015, surrounded by close family at his residence in Minneota, due to complications with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Kim, of Minneota, daughter Julie (and Corey) Schmid of Sauk Rapids, their children Anna and Kirby, daughter Sharyce (and Greg) Baartman of Ruthton, their children Alex, Eli and Contessa, daughter Shannon Vlaminck of Mankato, step-daughter April (and John) Fales of Taunton, their children Jada, Truthton and Johnny, step-son Adam Verschelde of Watertown, step-daughter Abbie (and Ben) Verschelde of Taunton, siblings Mary (and Jerome) Jerzak, Audrey (and Ron) Weverka, Diane (and Larry) Anderson, Jane (and Jeff) Flood, Carol (and Doug) Hoffman, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

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So sorry for your loss. I remember watching the girls when all the couples would go out. May your Dad rest in peace.

Peggy and LuVerne Sik Jan 6 2016 12:10 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Peter Vlaminck

Penny Worsech,CNP, VA, Montevideo. Dec 30 2015 7:38 PM

I think about the battle of cancer that Pete so bravely endured. He is sadly missed in our clinic, but I also know that he is now at PEACE. He told me he was so glad he took the trip to Alaska and had such a great time!! He talked about his lovely daughters that meant so much to him. He always had a positive outlook, but was ready and was getting his bags packed. The last time I saw him he was on his way to the court house to get a marriage license. He was on a mission. He has been a special patient in our clinic and will be sadly missed by all of us. Thank you Pete for all you have done, and your service in Vietnam. He was a proud Veteran and a friend to all. He touched our hearts.

Penny Worsech,CNP, VA, Montevideo. Dec 30 2015 7:38 PM

sending our most deepest sympathy to Pete's children, and the brothers and sisters of Pete. Cancer seems to have no mercy and we know he is in a better place now, with the Grace of God. Our heartfelt sympathy to Ron and Audrey, Mary and Jerome and the other siblings and daughters of Pete.

Mike & Lorraine Weverka Dec 22 2015 10:47 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Peter Vlaminck

Dan and Pam Coquyt Dec 21 2015 9:57 PM

We are so sorry for your loss! Pete was a Great guy and good friend to many. He will be missed and remembered by many.

Dan and Pam Coquyt Dec 21 2015 9:57 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Peter Vlaminck

Ken and Brenda Dec 21 2015 8:59 PM

We are so very sorry for your loss. Pete was an awesome guy!!!!

Ken and Brenda Dec 21 2015 8:59 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Peter Vlaminck

Pamela Hirdler formally Pamela Breyfogle Dec 21 2015 4:30 PM

he will be missed by many he was a very nice man .

Pamela Hirdler formally Pamela Breyfogle Dec 21 2015 4:30 PM

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