The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

April 13, 2014

Dean L. Fetzer

JACKSON TOWNSHIP — FETZER – Dean L., 91, Jackson Township, entered into a new life April 12, 2014, surrounded by his family. Born April 8, 1923, in Nanty Glo, son of the late Charles and Viola (Rager) Garver Fetzer. Preceded in death by wife of 66 years, former Betty Sullinger; two infant sons; stepsisters, Violet, Hazel and Beatrice; stepbrother, Robert; brother, Charles; grandchildren, Ricky Jr., Terry, Joey and Dajaun; and son-in-law, Ed Holcomb. Survived by daughters, Shirley Fetzer and Diane Holcomb; sons, Barry (Deborah), Rick (Connie), Ron (Lois), Kevin (Carol) and Randy; nephew, Scott; 22 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Also survived by sisters, Rita and Leona; brothers, Clyde and Will; and numerous nieces and nephews. Retired in 1978 after 37 years with Bethlehem Mines, a World War II Army veteran and Purple Heart recipient, having served in the Pacific Theater. He loved his family, friends and his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, whom he served throughout his life. As a member of Christian Missionary Alliance Church, Nanty Glo, he served as Alliance Men’s president for many years. He loved to travel, working with missions on six of seven continents. He always remarked he lived his life to the fullest and will be remembered as a man who was obedient to God and devoted to his family. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Askew-Houser Funeral Homes Inc., Nanty Glo, where funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Pastor Geno Bartoletti and Pastor Russ Havener, officiating. Interment to follow at Lloyd Cemetery, Ebensburg. Military rites by Nanty Glo, Twin Rocks and Vintondale area veterans organizations. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dean’s memory may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project.

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