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Robert B. Vetter

February 16, 1938 ~ May 23, 2022 (age 84)
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Robert B. Vetter, 84, of Defiance, peacefully passed away surrounded by his loving family on Monday, May 23, 2022 at CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center. 
He was born on February 16, 1938 to Herman and Kathryn (Busch) Vetter in Hicksville, Ohio. Robert proudly served our country in the U.S. Army National Guard from 1961 to 1967. On July 8, 1961 he married Patricia (Ludwig) Vetter, who survives. 

Robert was a faithful member of St. Isidore Catholic Church. He worked for several years as a manager at Goldenetz Grocery Store, and at Defiance Precision Products in the shipping department until his retirement. He was a member of Ney Jaycees and Knights of Columbus Council #1039. He was honored to be a former Grand Knight and a District Grand Knight. He enjoyed playing cards, fixing things, working outdoors and working in his shop. Robert loved spending time with his family and attending his grandchildren's school events. He will be sadly missed by his family and many good friends.
Robert is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Patricia Vetter of Defiance, and their children; Kathleen Vetter of Monroeville, PA, Kurt (Kelly) Vetter of Toledo, OH, Mark (Jennifer) Vetter of Ney, OH, and Maryann (Morris) Wagner of Fremont, OH. He also leaves behind 13 grandchildren; Emma, Matthew, Clara, Micah and Eli Ruppert, Allison, Elizabeth, Daniel and Marissa Vetter, Adam (Micayla), Hannah Noah and Seth Brickner, one great-grandson, Landon Brickner, his sisters-in-law, Alice Vetter of Defiance and Mary Lou Vetter of Ft. Jennings, OH, and over 80 nieces and nephews who called him Uncle Bob. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 from 2:00 to 8:00 pm at Schaffer Funeral Home South, Lawson/Roessner Chapel (1753 S. Clinton St.) in Defiance, with a Rosary Service at 2:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 11:00 am at St. Isidore Catholic Church, with Fr. Melwin Dsouza officiating. Burial will follow the service at St. Isidore Catholic Cemetery. 
Memorials are suggested to Marysdale Bell Fund, Parkinson's Foundation, or CHP Defiance Hospice Center. Online condolences can be given at


May 25, 2022

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Schaffer Funeral Home South, Lawson-Roessner Chapel
1753 S. Clinton St.
Defiance, OH 43512

Mass of Christian Burial
May 26, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Isidore Catholic Church, Marysdale
06324 St. Rt. 15
Defiance, OH

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