2006-11-30 / Obituaries

Lucille Fetters

Lucille L. Fetters, 89, of Middlebury, Indiana, established the first Jehovah's Witness congregation in the St. Ignace area and served as a minister for 50 years. Mrs. Fetters died Monday, November 27, 2006, at The Maples Waterford Crossing Healthcare Campus in Goshen, Indiana.

She was born November 12, 1917, in South Bend, Indiana, to Theodore and Millie (nee Helm) Geldner.

On September 5, 1935, she married Darrell C. Fetters in South Bend. Mr. Fetters preceded her in death in 1999.

Mrs. Fetters was a 1934 graduate of Central High School in South Bend. She and her husband moved to St. Ignace, where they did missionary work to establish the first Jehovah's Witness congregation in the area, serving as ministers for the next 50 years for the congregation. She was also a member of the Bristol Jehovah's Witness congregation.

Mrs. Fetters enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and crafts. She liked dolls and watching basketball, and she taught herself taxidermy.

Mrs. Fetters is survived by a daughter and her family, Virginia "Ginger" and Tim Bryant of Middlebury; four grandchildren, Lacey Laporte of St. Ignace, Terri Warner of Elkhart, Indiana, Lisa Bryant of Mishawaka, Indiana, and Tina Laporte of Elkhart; 10 greatgrandchildren; and two greatgreat grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Fetters was preceded in death by a brother, Albert Geldner, and a sister, Marjorie Seltzer.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 2, at 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness on Mackinac Trail in St. Ignace. Elder Chris Ivins will officiate.

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