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John L. Fetzer

March 24, 1932 — November 23, 2017

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John L. Fetzer, 85, of Tiffin, died at 2:52 pm Thursday, November 23, 2017, at Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky.

He was born in Tiffin March 24, 1932, to Leon and Grace (Heilman) Fetzer.  He married Carolyn Jean Yarnell June 2, 1962, in Napoleon, and she died February 1, 2016.

Survivors include two sons, James Fetzer of Cleveland, and Joseph Fetzer of Marblehead; a daughter, Jane Houdeshell of Tiffin; a grandson, Clayton John Houdeshell of Tiffin; and a sister-in-law, Annabelle Yarnell of Deshler.

He was also preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Richard Yarnell.

Mr. Fetzer was a graduate of Columbian High School and served in the US Army during the Korean War.  He earned a degree in finance from Miami of Ohio University.  He owned the Clover Club from 1958 until 1992, having purchased it from his father.  He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Elks Lodge 94, Moose Lodge 846, the American Legion, and was an avid Ohio State and Cleveland Indians fan.

Visitation will be 2 to 5 pm Sunday, November 26, 2017, at Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory, 214 S. Monroe St., Tiffin, Ohio 44883, (419) 447-3113.

Private graveside services will be held at Greenlawn Cemetery, with Rev. Marilyn Coney officiating.

Memorials may be made to F.A.C.T., Stein Hospice, or Allen Eiry Senior Center.

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Charitable donations may be made to:

F.A.C.T. Financial Assistance for Cancer Treatment
P.O. Box 624 Tiffin, Ohio 44883,

Stein Hospice
1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky OH 44870

Allen Eiry Senior Center
28 Hopewell Avenue, Tiffin OH 44883
Tel: 1-419-448-9774

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