William Vetter

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Bill passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at his home in Fargo at the age of 75.

Bill, also known to family as "Willie", was born on October 16, 1935, the son of Michael and Mary (Schumacher) Vetter in Logan County, near Napoleon, ND. He grew up in this area and received his education. Bill proudly served his country in the United States Army in Korea. Following his discharge he returned to North Dakota. Bill was united in marriage to Rosina Masseth on July 28, 1962, at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church in Napoleon. They made their home in Fargo where Bill worked for many years at the Fargo Housing Authority. He tried retiring a few times, however, always found another job or two that kept him busy. Bill loved spending his days in the yard feeding the birds and gardening. His greatest joys in life were his family, especially the grandkids.

Bill is survived by his wife, Rose; his children - Paula (Anthony) Hirchert, William (Melissa) Vetter, Troy (Carrie) Vetter, Paul (Kristine) Vetter, all of Fargo; and Michaelene (Linda Jorgenson) Boe and Glenn Vetter, both of Wylie, TX; and 18 grandchildren. Also surviving are his siblings - Msgr. Wendelyn Vetter, Clarence (Betty) Vetter, Jim (Ardis) Vetter, Daniel (Vivian) Vetter, Mary Ann (Cy) Votava, Loretta (Roger) Rasmussen; sister-in-law, Diane Vetter; and several nieces and nephews. Bill was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Mike.

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  1. Henderson NVDear Rose and family
    I am so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing and my thoughts are with all of you at this difficult time.
    Take care.

  2. Fargo ND
    Paula and Family

    So so sorry to read about the passing of your father, and loving husband, grandfather, uncle, and a friend to all who knew him! He always worked very hard, and always did his BEST!!

    I will always remember him for the “BIG SMILE” he gave everyone of us when he saw us, all the friendly “HI”‘s and “How are you today? Do you need help with anything?” I remember him offering to help me with my Math homework when he would be doing matience in our Housing House. ALways knew how to make each and every person feel like they were special.

    He is now resting in Heaven, Rest in Peace Bill!!
    Karen Willey Friese, Tracy Lynn, and LeAnna Jo

  3. We were sorry to read about Willie’s death. He was a good man and will be missed.

    Darrold and Alice Engel
    (Darrold was manager of 12th Ave N Stop-n-Go)

  4. We were sorry to read about Willie’s death. He was a good man and will be missed.

    Darrold and Alice Engel
    (Darrold was manager of 12th Ave N Stop-n-Go)

  5. Fargo ND
    Troy and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I remember going to your parents home in the summer, grilling and playing with the kids in the yard. It was such a good time for all of us, good memories that last a life time. You are all very blessed to have such a lovely family, and we are all blessed that you shared them with us. Our hearts are heavy with yours.
    Thoughts and prayers with you,
    Rhonda Elgaen-Asleson and family.

  6. Dilworth MnRosie and family, We were sorry to read of your husband/dad/grandpa passing away. Rosie, you probably remember Lloyd is a brother to Joyce.
    Cherish the memories and all the good years you had with Willie.

  7. When I was going to school at St. Anthony’s Middle School, Willie was always there with a smile and a warm hug. It was heart-breaking to read of his death. Prayers and Blessings to all of his family during this time.

  8. Dilworth MN
    Rosie & Family, We are so sorry to hear about Bill’s passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Mesa Az USARose and family, you have our prayers and sypathy.we had the pleasure of being in your home with Val and Gean many years ago.

  10. Durham NCGlenn I’ve lost my Father too so I can certainly relate to what you’re going through. Let me know if you ever need to talk my friend.

  11. Mesa ArizonaMay all who knew Wiily give praise to God for the priviledge of Knowing him. Sending our Love across the miles. Dave & Helen

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