AKKERMAN INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Ina Fetzek, of Grasston, passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at the FirstLight Health System in Mora. She was 92 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mora.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the church.
INURNMENT will be at the Henriette Cemetery at a later date.
Ina Vollegraf Fetzek of Grasston, MN passed away peacefully on July 24, 2019 at Mora hospital, surrounded by her five children. She was 92 years old.
She was the Principal of Glenwood Hills ATP, a specialist school for at-risk youth, and taught in the Robbinsdale school district in the 1960s and 70s. She earned undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Minnesota in art and special education.
Born in 1926 to parents from Rotterdam, Holland who left Europe during WWI, she and her three sisters grew up in St. Paul. She met her husband Donald Fetzek at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, and they raised their family in Crystal.
She and Donald purchased a farm in Comfort Township, Kanabec County, MN in 1971, and they retired near Henriette in the late 1990s. A lover of theater (particularly Shakespeare), opera and orchestra, they kept a connection to the Cities but eventually preferred the peace, beauty and community of Kanabec County, where she happily lived out her days at home with wit and grace.
Ina is preceded in death by her parents, husband Donald, and daughter-in-law Nancy, sisters Marie (Erwin) Holmes, Johanna (Med) Tanqueray and Nel (Rudy) Prow.
She is survived by her children, David and wife Bonnie, Peter, Nancy, Michael and Steven; step brother, Jim Vollegraaf; eight grandchildren, Sara, Shiloh, Gabe, Jesse, Jon, Joshua, Jacklyn and Joe; seven great grandchildren, Lillian, Ian, Dahlia, Cora, Cecilia, Lupin and Cleo.