Reed P. Fetter

August 02, 1918 ‒ May 21, 2009

Marion, Ohio

Reed P. Fetter, 90, of Marion died Thursday afternoon, May 21, 2009 at the Partners of Marion.

He was born on August 2, 1918 in Richland Township, Marion County, Ohio the son of the late Albert M. and Sarah (Pletcher) Fetter.

He was baptized a Lutheran when he was 1 month old and has been an active Lutheran all his life. An example of his Christian activities; he served as Church Council President at Peace Lutheran Church in Gahanna and Faith Lutheran Church Utica, Michigan.

His first eight grades of school took place at the one room school house, Maple Grove on State Route 98, called Dog Town. He graduated from the old Claridon High School in 1936.

Reed married Jean Mardell Bates on November 24, 1938 at the old St. Paul’s Lutheran Church parsonage on State Route 23. They just recently celebrated 70 years together as husband and wife! Mardell and he spent 23 winters in Florida enjoying the beautiful sunshine.

He served in the United States Navy during World War II for 25 months as a 1st Class Motor Machinist Mate on the U.S.S. L.S.T. 636 in the South Pacific.

He retired from the U.S. Department of Defense on January 19, 1977, after over 30 years of service.

Reed was an honorary life member of the National Association of Working and Retired Federal Employees, life member of V.F.W. Post 7201, and a life member of the Waldo Sportsman’s Club.

He enjoyed fishing, playing golf, and hunting.

Reed will be missed by his wife; their two daughters Peggy Jean (Tom) Hauck of Marysville, Ohio and Patty Sue (Ron) Cook of Naples, Florida; six grandchildren Jeffery (Michele) Hauck of Terra Haute, Indiana, Michelle (Chris) Ray of Hilliard, Ohio, Troy Hauck of Palo Verdes, California, Chad Griffith of Columbus, Ohio, Nicole Hauck of Cleveland, Ohio, and Jenny Hauck of Greenup, Illinois; and 4 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister Lelia Schwaderer and his brother W. K. “Jim” Fetter.

Friends may call on the family on Monday May 25, 2009 from 4-7 p.m. at the Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home, 360 East Center Street, Marion. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 930 Harding Memorial Parkway, Marion with Pastor Craig Lewis officiating. Full military honors will be provide d by the Marion County Veteran’s Council following the service at the church. Burial with will follow in LaRue Cemetery.

Memorial contributions, if desired, may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Building Fund, 930 Harding Memorial Parkway, Marion, Ohio 43302

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