|Birth: ||Sep. 3, 1931|
Gainesville (Cooke County)
|Death: ||Aug. 18, 2009|
Jerome "Jerry" Raymond Fette Sr, of Woodway, Texas, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2009. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at St. Jerome Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Waco Memorial Park. Rosary to be recited at 6 p.m. and visitation at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Chapel.
Jerry was born in Gainesville, Texas, to the late Henry and Laura Endres Fette. He grew up in Muenster, Texas, and graduated from Subiaco Academy in Subiaco, Ark., a Catholic College Preparatory High School, in 1949. After graduation he joined the U.S. Air Force and was stationed at Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyo. He spent 18 months in the Korean War as a Staff Sergeant and instructor. In Nov. 1955, he joined the Texas Department of Public Safety in the Drivers License Division, and had a schedule that took him to the five counties surrounding McLennan County. He retired with 30 years of service in 1981. In 1982, Jerry joined the Texas Farmers Union Insurance and later the Farmers Group Insurance. After ten years, he worked in crop insurance for Rain and Hail Company from Amarillo, with his office being in Waco. In 1958, he married Laurel D. McKee, and they had one son, Jerome "Jerry" Raymond Fette Jr. Jerry was a member of St. Jerome Catholic Church. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, where he once served as Deputy Grand Knight and later (1976-77) as Grand Knight; and a life member of the 4th Degree. He helped sponsor four main activities: youth, community, church and council. He also served that same year as a board member of K.C. Pee Wee Football Team.
He was preceded in death by five brothers; and one sister.
He is survived by his wife, Laurel; his son, Jerry Fette Jr; and many nieces and nephews.
Waco Tribune-Herald: 8/19/2009...Q4
Henry Fette (1880 - 1962)
Laura Endres Fette (1887 - 1962)
Joseph Edward Fette (1906 - 1966)*
Remigious Nicholas Fette (1907 - 1982)*
Edgar Joseph Fette (1910 - 1964)*
Alvina C. Fette Voth (1914 - 2000)*
John Fette (1915 - 1915)*
Emmet John Fette (1918 - 1968)*
Richard Conrad Fette (1919 - 1944)*
Herbert W. Fette (1927 - 1980)*
Jerome Raymond Fette (1931 - 2009)
Waco Memorial Park
Created by: Ruth M. Brown
Record added: Aug 19, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40846581