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Roger D. Vetter

January 18, 1930 - April 24, 2017

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date April 28, 2017

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Roger D. Vetter, age 87, passed away at 9:15 pm, Monday, April 24, 2017, at St. Rita’s Medical Center.

Roger was born January 18, 1930 in Van Wert, to the late Ralph and Ocie (Foster) Vetter. On August 26, 1950 he married Carolyn (Lehman) Vetter who survives in Lima. They celebrated 66 years of marriage.

Roger was a graduate of Van Wert High School. He proudly served eight years in the United States Coast Guard during the Korean War. He retired from Holsum Bakery after 36 years, where he worked as a route salesman and supervisor of the Lima branch. Roger was a dedicated member of Shawnee United Methodist Church where he served on numerous committees through the years and was a life member of BPOE Elks #54 and Van Wert American Legion Post #178.

Survivors include: wife, Carolyn Vetter of Lima; son, Michael K. (Deb Burkhardt) Vetter of Lexington, KY; daughter, Vicki (Ray) Devlin of Palm Harbor, FL; grandchildren, Diana (Ryan Moore) Vetter of Lexington, KY, Matthew (Monica) Vetter of Worthington, OH and Michael Devlin of Palm Harbor, FL.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Martin and Sophia Vetter who raised him after his mother passed away at his birth.

Memorial services will begin 1:30 pm, Friday, April 28, 2017 at CHILES – LAMAN FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL. Pastor Bryan Bucher will officiate the service. Burial of cremated remains will follow the service at 3:30 pm in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert, Ohio.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 – 1:30 pm Friday, prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shawnee United Methodist Church, 2600 Zurmehly Rd., Lima, OH 45806.

Condolences may be expressed at chiles-lamanfh.com


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