Connie retired from East Central Energy after 20 years. She resided in a beautiful setting in Marine on St. Croix where she loved spending time with family, gardening, hunting, vacationing, and various crafts including making blankets for family and friends.
She was a selfless and caring person, always putting others first without question. Her spirit, life, and love will always live through her family and friends.
Connie was preceded in death by her parents, Kort and Elizabeth VanderVeen; and the father of her children, Thomas Mistelske.
She is survived by her husband, Ron; daughter, Tina (Tom) Brastad; son, Spencer (Melanie) Mistelske; stepsons, Paul (Brenda) Hockert and Randy Hockert; beloved grandchildren: Alesha, Brittany, Shane, Jack, Hunter, Lance, Teagan, and Emersyn; brothers, John (Grace) VanderVeen, Kort Allen (Sue) VanderVeen; and sister, Sheri (Darin) Mack; many nieces and nephews, relatives, and friends.
Memorial Service was held Thursday, August 30, 2012, at Stanchfield Baptist Church in Stanchfield with Rev. Dale Cope officiating. The pianist was Pam Theline. Connie’s grandchildren were Honorary Urn Bearers, with her granddaughter, Alesha Mistelske, as Urn Bearer. Inurnment was at Stanchfield Baptist Cemetery. Arrangements by Rock-Ingebrand Funeral Home.