Nicholas Verdoes




Nick Verdoes

Nicholas “Nick” Verdoes  

Nicholas “Nick” Verdoes age 19 of Redwood Falls, died Saturday, December 17, 2011 as a result of a hunting accident north of Danube, Minnesota.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, December 22, 2011 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Redwood Falls.

Visitation will be 4:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday December 21 at the church, and will continue one hour prior to the service on Thursday. Interment is in St. Catherine’s Catholic Cemetery. Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Nicholas “Nick” Jacob Verdoes was born December 18, 1991 in Marshall, Minnesota to Bruce and Laure (Wyffels) Verdoes. He was baptized in the Catholic faith in Marshall, and received his First Communion and was confirmed at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Redwood Falls. He attended school at Holy Redeemer Catholic School in Marshall before moving with his family to Redwood Falls when Nick was in 2nd grade. Nick graduated from Redwood Valley High School in 2010. He was active in sports, playing football, hockey, baseball, and soccer. Nick also spent time in the summer playing on the VFW and American Legion baseball team. After graduation, Nick attended Ridgewater College in Willmar for a degree in Sales and Marketing, and worked part-time at Wal-Mart in Willmar. When Nick wasn’t working or attending school, he spent time hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and 4-wheeling. He loved his dogs, nature, and anything outdoors. Nick had a big heart and was a compassionate young man. He enjoyed spending time with his brothers, family and friends. He will be greatly missed.

Nick is survived by his parents Bruce and Laure; brothers Matthew and Christopher; foster sister Patty Schwartz all of Redwood Falls; girlfriend Tia McFarland of Franklin; grandmothers Maxine Wyffels and Minerva Verdoes; aunts and uncles: Kevin (Tammy) Wyffels, Allan (Kristie) Wyffels, Kathie (Kenton) Sonnenburg, Carolyn (Larry) Schultz, Alan (Marlene) Verdoes, Shirley (Joseph Jr.) VanOverbeke, and Brian Verdoes; his dogs Zeus, Rusty and Max; and many cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by his grandfathers Lawrence Wyffels and Matt Verdoes.

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