Jay A. Fetters, 72

Jay A. Fetters, 72, North Manchester, passed away Dec. 1, 2021 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. 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.  For over 40 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 Jan. 10, 2021. Recently, Jay was engaged to Alice (Jamison) Metzger and they were to be wed Jan. 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, Dec. 6, 2021, from 2 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the North Manchester Old German Baptist Brethren Church, 12546 North State Road 13, North Manchester. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021, at 10 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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Posted on 2021 Dec 02