Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Eric D. Vertein
May 20, 1969 - August 29, 2017 (Age 48)
Watertown, WI
Service: September 2, 2017
Eric D. Vertein
It is with great sadness that we announce that Eric D. Vertein, age 48, of Watertown, WI, was called home to Heaven suddenly on Tuesday, August 29, 2017.
He was born in Baraboo, WI, on May 20, 1969, to Russell and Janet (Belter) Vertein. Eric married Monica Grimm on August 3, 1991. Their marriage was blessed with three sons and three daughters.
Eric attended Martin Luther Preparatory School and graduated from Northwestern Lutheran College in 1991, and went on to earn a Master of Theology Degree from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. He served as a missionary in Sofia, Bulgaria for seven years, after which he served as the pastor of St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Crandon, WI. until 2015. For the past two years, he cared for the people at Bethesda Lutheran Communities.
Eric loved spending time with his family, especially playing games, as well as writing and biking. His faith was central to his life.
Eric is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Monica; three sons, Andrew, Alexander, and Anthony; three daughters, Allison, Ashley, and Amber as well as his parents, Russell and Janet Vertein; two brothers, Douglas Vertein and Lawrence Vertein; parents-in-law, William and Janeen Grimm, several nieces and nephews and many loving relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Walter and Florence Vertein and his maternal grandparents, Melvin and Lydia Belter.
Funeral Services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 604 South Fifth Street, Watertown, WI. at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 2, 2017. Relatives and friends may gather at the church starting at 10:00 am. Burial will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery in North Freedom, WI. later that day.
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 5:1.
Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
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