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Dennis George Vetter

Sep 11, 2017

October 10, 1943 - September 7, 2017

Dennis George Vetter, age 73, of Olympia, Wash., formerly of Mt. Pleasant, passed away on September 7, 2017 at his home.


He was born on October 10, 1943 in Davenport, Iowa. He was the oldest child of June Stichter Vetter and Melvin Vetter. Dennis graduated from Bettendorf High School in 1961. He attended St. Ambrose University and received his bachelor's degree in Business from Iowa Wesleyan College. Mr. Vetter married Karen Sue Borgonjon on February 9, 1965. He was the proud father of six children, Denise Suzanne, Daniel Alan, David Brian, Dana Michelle, Debbi Lynn and Dawn Kimberly Vetter.


Mr. Vetter enjoyed camping and traveling with his children and was a voracious reader. He particularly enjoyed reading about new developments in science and politics. Education was very important to Mr. Vetter. He was very proud that he was able to raise his children and complete his bachelor's degree. He encouraged all of his children to continue their studies post high school.


He was employed at Heatilator before spending 21 years at the Mt. Pleasant Post Office until his retirement. Upon retirement he moved to Olympia, Wash. During his retirement he enjoyed looking for the best deal on cars and liked looking for antiques. Mr. Vetter spent his adult life following the adventures of his children and grandchildren.


Mr. Vetter is survived by all of his children, Denise (Todd) Liechty of Mt. Pleasant, Dan (MaryAnn) Vetter of Olympia, Wash., Dave (Kimberly) Vetter of Olympia, Wash., Dana (Art) Min of Bellevue, Wash., Debbi Vetter and Gerrit Eades and Dawn (Eric) Wymore of Tacoma, Wash. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Tyler (Adrienne) Liechty, Tanner Liechty, Tiffany Liechty, Tabitha Liechty, Elyse Vetter, Emma Vetter, Avi Vetter, Aris Vetter, Katie Min, and Lauren Min. He is also survived by his sister, Nancy (Ron) Greenlee and brother, Mark (Monty) Yegge.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and June. According to Mr. Vetter's wishes his body will be cremated. His family will plan services at a future time.

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