In Loving Memory of Herb Vaske

Life Legacy

Herb Vaske, age 83, of Brookings, died Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Avera-McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Funeral mass will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 24, 2013, at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Elkton. Visitations will be from 5-7 P.M. Sunday at Eidsness-Zink Funeral Chapel in Elkton, with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.

Herbert Donald Vaske was born January 1, 1930, on the family farm near Elkton, to Ben and Margaret (Tighe) Vaske. He attended country school and graduated from Elkton High School in 1948. He worked for area farmers and then served in the U.S. Army from January 17, 1952, until January 14, 1954, during the Korean Conflict. On October 14, 1967, he married Mildred M. Hegerfeld at St. William’s Catholic Church in Aurora. Herb continued farming until his retirement in 1992.

Herb was a member of St. William’s Catholic Parish in Aurora and the American Legion in Elkton. He was a life member of the Elks.

` Survivors include his wife, Mildred Vaske, of Brookings; two sons: Scott Vaske of Wessington Springs, South Dakota, and Troy Vaske of New Hope, Minnesota; a daughter, Pamela Hegerfeld, of Spencer, Iowa; a sister, Mary Reiners, of St. Paul, Minnesota; four brothers: Clayton (Arlene) Vaske of Brookings, Kenneth (Dora) Vaske of Watertown, South Dakota, Jim (Beverly) Vaske of Surprise, Arizona, and Bill (Bermae) Vaske of Elkton. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister, Margaret Ann; sisters Dorothy Vaske, Iris Quinn, Genevieve Brown, Delores Patterson, and Mavis McCauley; and brothers, Fred and Leo Vaske.

01/01/1930  -  06/20/2013

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Born: January 1, 1930

Death: June 20, 2013

Memorial donations may be made to:
American Cancer Society

This memorial provided by:
Eidsness Funeral Home
Brookings, SD

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