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Jay A. Fetters

June 11, 1949 — December 1, 2021

Jay A. Fetters, 72, North Manchester, passed away December 1, 2021 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. On June 11, 1949, Jay was born to Lee Roy and Eunice Irene (Riffell) Fetters in Greenville, Ohio.

Jay graduated from Pleasant Hill High School and went on to study Horticulture at Manchester College for his alternative service. While in college, he worked at the college greenhouse. On June 2, 1973, he was baptized into the Old German Baptist Brethren Church in North Manchester, Indiana.  For over forty years he worked as a carpenter, but his passion was growing produce to sell at local farmer’s markets. Jay was a soft-spoken, kind hearted, and hard worker.

On March 30, 1974 Jay married Leona Nell Filbrun. She passed away on January 10, 2021. Recently, Jay was engaged to Alice (Jamison) Metzger and they were to be wed January 1, 2022.

The memory of Jay A. Fetters will be forever cherished by his fiancé, Alice (Jamison) Metzger; sons, Gabriel “Gabe” (Allicia) Fetters and Benjamin “Ben” Fetters, both of North Manchester; brothers, Bruce (Carol) Fetters, Ohio, and Dwight (Brenda) Fetters, Utah; sister, Judy Bays, California; grandchildren, Trevor McIntosh, Kaylee Fetters, Vincent Fetters and one great-grandson on the way. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lee Roy and Eunice Fetters; one brother, Charles Fetters and one sister, Cheri Wagner.

Friends and family may call Monday, December 6, 2021 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the North Manchester Old German Baptist Brethren Church, 12546 North State Road 13, North Manchester, Indiana. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the North Manchester Old German Baptist Brethren Church and the Home Brethren will officiate. Burial will be held at the North Manchester Old German Baptist Brethren Cemetery, North Manchester.

The family has entrusted McKee Mortuary with care and final arrangements.

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Visitation

Monday, December 6, 2021

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

North Manchester Old German Baptist Brethren Church

12546 Indiana 13, North Manchester, IN 46962

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

North Manchester Old German Baptist Brethren Church

12546 Indiana 13, North Manchester, IN 46962

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