Agnes Sylvia Herbst, age 101, of Howard Lake, passed away peacefully Nov. 15, 2021, surrounded by family, at New Perspective Senior Living in Waconia.
She was born Dec. 23, 1919, in Delano, the daughter of Robert and Frances (Malok) Grotz.
Agnes was united in marriage to Henry Herbst June 9, 1941. She and Henry farmed outside of Howard Lake. One of Agnes’ most prized animals on the farm was a peacock named Pretty Boy.
They enjoyed 52 years of marriage, and were active with Farmers Union, card club, square dancing, and St. Mary’s Catholic Church. For many years Agnes sold Amway.
She will be forever remembered for her love of music (having written many songs herself). She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, traveling, baking, sewing, and gardening.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Frances Grotz; brothers, Edwin Grotz (Helen Grotz sister-in-law), Walter Grotz; husband, Henry Herbst; daughters, Rosalie Padden, Sharon Young; Robert Young (son-in-law);and Richard Klaers (brother-in-law).
Agnes is survived by her children, Dianne (Scott) Carbonneau of Lakeville, Marvin (Barbara) Herbst of Montrose, Annette (Robert) Marketon of Howard Lake; sister, Eileen Klaers; Robert Padden (son-in-law); Mary Grotz (sister-in-law); grandchildren, Sarah (Marketon) Hetke, Lindsay (Marketon) Espeseth, Jason Herbst, Rachel (Young) Klein, Daniel Young, David Padden, Jonathan Padden, Joanna Padden, Katie (Padden) Witter; and 14 great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial for Agnes Herbst took place Wednesday, Nov. 24 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly. Father Kenneth O’Hotto was the Celebrant.
Interment was at St. Mary’s Cemetery.
A visitation took place Wednesday, Nov. 24 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the church.
Casket bearers were David Padden, grandson; Jonathan Padden, grandson; Nick Klein, husband of granddaughter Rachel Young; Jason Herbst, grandson; Daniel Young, grandson; and Levi Espeseth, husband of granddaughter Lindsay Marketon.
The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.