Lynn Vetter - November 16, 2009Lynn Vetter, 88, of Aurora, died Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, at Memorial Community Care.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 19 at the Aurora United Methodist Church. Dr. F. Cole Fowler will officiate. Burial will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary. Memorials may be made to Mosaic in York. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Lynn Eugene Vetter, son of Frank and Saloma (Springer) Vetter, was born in Aurora, Nebraska on Jan. 23, 1921. He grew up south of Aurora on the family farm and attended country school through the 8th grade.
On July 29, 1942, he was united in marriage to Betty Marie Shaneyfelt at Aurora. They lived in Grand Island and he worked at the Grand Island Ordinance Plant for a short time before moving to California, where they lived from 1943 to 1944, when they returned to Grand Island. In 1945 they moved to Aurora. He owned and operated the Vetter Brothers Dodge Dealership in Aurora with his brothers. His wife died on Jan. 29, 1994.
He married June Illian on Aug. 16, 1998.
He was a member of the Aurora United Methodist Church and BPOE Elks in Grand Island. He served on the Aurora City Council, Aurora Parks Board and was an Aurora Volunteer Fireman. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting and Nebraska Football.
Survivors include four sons, Michael Vetter of Alpharetta, Ga., James (Teresa) Vetter of Lincoln, Jeffrey (Lori) Vetter of Fairbury, and William Vetter of York; one daughter, Judith (Keith) Penner of Aurora; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert (Roberta) Vetter of Aurora; a sister-in-law, Della Vetter of Aurora and four stepsons and their families.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife; one grandson, Deon Penner; daughter-in-law, Barbara Vetter; brothers, Ray, Max and Dale Vetter and sisters-in-law, Ruth and Doris Vetter.