Norbert J. Fettkether, 84, of Oelwein, Iowa died on Sunday afternoon, March 10, 2013 at the Grandview Health Care Center in Oelwein, Iowa
Funeral Services: 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein; Officiating: Deacon Jim Patera; Visitation: from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday and from 10:00 A.M. to service time on Thursday; There will be a Military Memorial Service at 6:30 P.M. on Wednesday by the Ross Reid American Legion Post #9 Honor Guard. Interment: Floral Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery in rural Oelwein, Iowa
A Memorial Fund has been established in his name.
Norbert James Fettkether was born on May 22, 1928 at Fairbank, Iowa, the son of Martin and Genevieve (Kolb) Fettkether. He attended Sacred Heart Catholic School in Oelwein. Norbert was a veteran of the Korean War serving in the Army. He married Leah Clair Cline on November 29, 1952 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein. Norbert retired as a press operator at Donaldson’s Co. in Oelwein for many years. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Ross Reid American Legion Post # 9 of Oelwein and has been a resident of the Grandview Health Care Center since December of 2012. Norbert enjoyed spending time with his family, his neighbors and doing yard work.
Norbert is survived by his 3 children: James Fettkether , Mary (Steve) Cherrier and David Fettkether all of Oelwein, Iowa 3 Grandchildren—Beth (Ben) Hesse, Brenda (Dustin) Bond and Nicole (Chris) Stern 3 Great Grandchildren—Alex, Eric and Michael Bryan Sister—Patricia (Al) Chidester of Evansdale, Iowa Brother—Harold (Agnes) Fettkether of Oelwein, Iowa
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife (Leah C. Fettkether on July 10, 2009), infant son (Richard), infant daughter (Marsha) and 3 brothers (Charles, Robert and Leon) and a sister (Mary Fettkether).