Eric Kath, 36

Eric Kath, age 36, of Nashua, Minnesota, formerly of Breckenridge, Minnesota, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at his residence in Nashua.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Campbell, Minnesota. Pastor Ross Fritz will officiate.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., followed by a 7 p.m. prayer service, on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at Joseph Vertin and Sons Funeral Home, Breckenridge. Visitation will continue at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Campbell. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Campbell.

Eric was born Nov. 16, 1982, to Darrell and Tanya (Homme) Kath in Elbow Lake, Minnesota. He grew up and attended school in Campbell. He graduated in 2001 and then attended NDSCS in Wahpeton, North Dakota, for three years, from which he graduated with a degree as a machinist and a degree as a machine programmer.

Eric worked at Aaseby Industrial Machining in Wahpeton all throughout high school and college, until he began working at Bobcat in Wahpeton in 2008. Eric loved his job at Bobcat and enjoyed going to work each day. He loved being part of the team that introduced new machines to the floor and being the go-to person when something wasn’t running right and needed his know-how to get it going.

Eric had so many good friends. He was one of those people who was easy to like and easy to talk to, and he had a special knack for connecting with everyone, both young and old. He was known to be a quiet, peaceful person with a big heart, and a big genuine smile.

Eric grew up close to all his aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents, and they were each very important to him and a huge part of his life. He was especially close with his brother, Mike, with whom he had a close and deep bond with. Eric also had a huge love for animals, particularly his yellow lab Molly and his basset hound Murphy.

Eric was united in marriage to Lindsay Albertson on June 20, 2008 in Wahpeton. They lived in Breckenridge where they raised their three children: Connor, Dylan, and Maggi. Eric’s greatest treasures were his two girls; he was so extremely proud of them and wanted to spend every moment with them. Eric loved Connor deeply and thought of him as his own.

In 2018, Eric moved to Nashua where he was received with open arms. Eric enjoyed being outdoors, which included snowmobiling, fishing, camping, and trapshooting.

Eric is survived by his parents, Darrell and Tanya Kath, of Campbell; his daughters, Dylan and Maggi; his stepson Connor; his brother, Michael Kath, of Breckenridge; five aunts: Cheryl (Robert) Petermann, Debbie (Grant) Barth, Diane Kath, Brenda (Darin) Prochnow, Tami (Dennis) Braun; two grandparents, Shirley Kath, and Tommy Homme; as well as many cousins; and special friend, Ron Hensch.

He was preceded in death by two grandparents, Arlo Kath and Judy Homme; and cousins, Adam Petermann, Courtney and Bethany Braun.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Joseph Vertin and Sons Funeral Home

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