Edna Kritzberger Vettel

edna kritzberger vettel

Edna Kritzberger Vettel, 87, Hillsboro, North Dakota, passed away at the Hillsboro Medical Center on Tuesday, June 19, 2012.

Edna was born on December 17, 1924 in Herberg Township to Frank and Louise (Brehm) Hemberger. Edna attended school in Halstad and graduated from High School there. Edna Hemberger and Leonard Kritzberger were married in Hillsboro on November 15, 1944. She farmed with her husband until their retirement in 1976. They moved into Hillsboro in 1978. Leonard died on April 20, 1993. Edna married Laurence Vettel on October 13, 2001. He died February 6, 2003.

She is survived by her 5 sons: Francis (Liz) Kritzberger, Hillsboro, Bob (Annette) Kritzberger, Hudson, OH, Jim (Mary) Kritzberger, Hillsboro, Bill (Patti) Kritzberger, Beulah, ND, and Tom (Cindy) Kritzberger, Beulah, ND; 4 daughters, Peg (Bill) Nero, Bottineau, ND, Sharon (Duane) Marvick, Flower Mound, TX, Rose (Dan) Mayo, Bismarck, ND, Ann Delmar, Portland, OR; Daughter-in-law, Deb Kritzberger; 29 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren; Step-children, Michael (Jacoline) Park Rapids, MN, Erin (Monte) Koffler, Fargo; 3 step-grandchildren and 3 step great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary.

Edna was preceded in death by her parents; 2 sons, Lynn and Terry; 2 grandchildren Amy Kritzberger and Steve Kritzberger; 5 sisters, Loretta, Pauline, Frances, Rosella, Margaret; and 1 brother, Paul.

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  1. Glendale ArizonaI was a classmate and friend of Sharon, and I have good memories of fun times at the farm. I’m sorry to hear of Lynn’s passing, and now Edna has “changed addresses” too. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May you know the Heavenly Father’s peace and comfort during this difficult time of transition.
    Pam Rutherford Wiedmann

  2. sioux falls sdTo the family of Edna, so sorry for you loss. my sympathies to all of you.

    Edna’s great neice

  3. Enid OKI’m sorry to hear of Edna’s passing. I have fond memories of time spent on the farm with Ann. Edna was always in the kitchen preparing food for all of the kids Ann had invited to spend the night. In later years I enjoyed a few talks with her while visiting my own mother in the Hillsboro Assisted Living Center. I was surprised she remembered me as she brought up the times I had spent with Ann. She always seemed to wear a smile, and she was a pleasant lady to visit.

  4. alexandria mnso sorry for losing edna. she was a very good friend of my mother. at my mother’s visitation, edna and i were standing together at my mother’s coffin, edna said “oh, maggie, now you know what it’s all about and i don’t”. now she does! how wonderful for her. my sympathy and prayers for her family. i graduated from hhs with lynn.


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