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Velma E. Fetzer

March 3, 1924 December 7, 2009
Velma E. Fetzer
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Obituary for Velma E. Fetzer

Velma E. Fetzer, 85, of Mt. Auburn, died Monday, December 7, 2009, at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo following a sudden illness.
    Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, at Mt. Auburn United Methodist Church with Pastor Collette Gould officiating.  Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home in Vinton and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.  Interment will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.
    Velma was born March 3, 1924, in Williamsburg, Iowa, the daughter of Harry and Laura Tromerhauer Rathjen.  She graduated from Williamsburg High School.
    In January of 1946, Velma was united in marriage with Franklyn Fetzer at her parents’ home in Williamsburg.  He preceded her in death in 2002.
    Velma worked as a hairdresser.  She was a member of the Mt. Auburn United Methodist Church.  She enjoyed painting, drawing, cooking and reading.
    Velma is survived by two sons: Larry and John (Patti) Fetzer, both of Mt. Auburn; two brothers: Keith (Kathleen) Rathjen of Dallas, TX, and Marvin (Bev) Rathjen of Naperville, IL; two sisters: Evelyn (Bob) Nelson of Muskegon, MI, and twin Thelma Naughton of North English; one grandchild, Kelly (Jamie) Fetzer and one great-grandchild, Jayden Fetzer, all of Collinsville, OK.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and two brothers: Orin and Orville Rathjen.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Auburn United Methodist Church or to Cedar Valley Hospice.


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