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Everett D. Vesey

July 21, 2020
Emmetsburg News

Everett David Vesey, 81, of Wykoff, MN and formerly Cylinder, passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at Cottagewood Senior Communities in Rochester, MN.

Everett was born June 22, 1939 in Chatfield, MN to Milton "David" and Hazel (Shaw) Vesey. He graduated from Chatfield High School in 1957.

On June 18, 1961, Everett was united in marriage to Dixie King at the Free Methodist Church in Fillmore, MN. To this union three children were born.

Everett owned and operated Economy Grocery in Wykoff for over 25 years. He enjoyed being outdoors, whether fishing, gardening, watching birds, or mowing his precious lawn. He was a dedicated follower of Christ and was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, and friend to all. His positive outlook on life was infectious, and he truly loved to make others smile.

Everett is survived by his children, Matthew (LeAnn) Vesey of Curlew, Melanie (Harvey) Hart of Dover, MN, and Paul (Tami) Vesey of Windom, MN; grandchildren, Samantha (Jason) Hrdlicka, Natasha (Jerry Fay) Berg, David Berg, Ryan Vesey, Meghan Vesey, Tori Vesey, Lucas Vesey, and Douglas (Stacey) Vesey; step-grandsons, Ian Hart and Tanner (Manyah) Hart; great-grandchildren, Boston, Kaydence, Lillian, Braxton, Brooklyn, Brad-ley, and Ford; sisters, Betty Holets, and Ruth Ann Copeman; brother-in-law, Larry Park; and many nieces and nephews; as well as other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dixie; parents, David and Hazel; brothers, Kenneth (Rosie) Vesey and Michael Vesey; sister, Joyce Park; nephews, Brad Vesey and Chris McKnight; brothers-in-law, Bill Copeman, Laverne Holets, and Charles McKnight.

A memorial service for Everett was held on Wednesday, July 15, in Rochester, MN.

Burial will take place at a later date in Evergreen Cemetery in Emmetsburg.

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