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Gerald F. Vetter

November 23, 2016

Life Sketch for Gerald Francis Vetter


Gerald Vetter, 81, died on Wednesday, November 23rd at Schowalter Villa in Hesston, Kansas.


Gerald was born on December 31, 1934 to Edmond and Helen (Endres) Vetter in Newton, Kansas. 


Gerald married Billie Mae Hinton, on August 28, 1954.  She survives.


Gerald graduated from Newton High School in 1952.  He was a lifelong Newton resident and retired from USD 373. He was a carpenter, handyman and a

 lifelong farmer. He served in the Army/National Guard and was a member of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Newton. He served as the District Deputy of the Third Degree for the Knights of Columbus. He was an avid KU basketball fan.


He is survived by his wife: Billie Mae Vetter; children: Gerald R. Vetter and wife; Deanna, Mark Vetter and wife, Ann; Kimberly Fiessinger and husband, Mark; and sister: Pat Randall; eleven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by his parents: Edmond and Helen Vetter; and two brothers: Maurice and Jim Vetter.


A visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 29th, from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. with the family present from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. The Mass of the Resurrection will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 30th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. A committal service will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery immediately following the Mass. 


Gerald will be remembered for his fun loving ways, strong work habits and his love for his family.


A memorial has been established for Caring Hands Humane Society of Newton and Meals on Wheels.  Petersenfamilyfuneralhome.com.



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11 thoughts on “Gerald F. Vetter

  1. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. I know Mr. Vetter meant the world to his grand-daughter, Jenny. May you take comfort in the happy memories and the knowledge that he’s whole again at HOME with our FATHER.

  2. Rest Gerald, until you hear at dawn,
    the low, clear reveille of God.

    Thank you for your service to this nation.

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