John L. Vait, age 70, of Sleepy Eye, MN died on September 18, 2020, at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye, MN.

Funeral Service will be held at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Sleepy Eye, on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 1:00 pm.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Sleepy Eye.

COVID-19 rules and regulations will be followed.

The clergy will be Father Mark Steffl and Monsignor John Richter.

Interment will be at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Sleepy Eye.

Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye, MN.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

John Louis Vait was born on January 22, 1950 in Sleepy Eye, MN to William & Ceceila (Schneider) Vait. He graduated from Fairfax High School. John worked at the Skyline in New Ulm and later at Fairway Foods for 8 years. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye. He enjoyed visiting with family & friends, fishing, listening to music, making coffee for his friends at Ross Apartments, watching old Westerns and the Minnesota Vikings. He will be remembered for his contagious laugh and his love of Mountain Dew.

He is survived by his children, Jamie (Lisa) Vait of Farmington, Jennie Loeffler of Lakeville, Jason Vait of Olivia, Justin (Caitlin) Vait of Olivia; grandchildren, Kaylie, Faith, Hunter, Connie, Debbie, Brooklynn and Cailynn; brother Gary (Marilyn) Vait of Sleepy Eye; sisters, Collette Franta of New Ulm, Marlene Herschman of Fairfax, Kay (Jim) Bratsch of Farmington, Mary Dalueg of New Ulm, Joleen (Robert) Hoffmann of Sleepy Eye and Deb (Bryan) Meyer of LeSueur; sister-in-law Rosemary Vait of Fairfax, and many extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, LeRoy Vait and Francis Vait; brothers-in-law, Jerome Franta, Stanley Herschman and Ron Dalueg.