5-7 PM Friday, August 26, 2011 at Boulger Funeral Home - and also one hour prior to the service in the church on Saturday
7 PM Friday at Boulger Funeral Home
1 PM Saturday at St. Mary's Cathedral in Fargo
Holy Cross North Cemetery in Fargo
Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo
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.