Edwin Vetter, 93, of Wellsboro, passed away at his home on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. He was born on Nov. 3, 1926, in Bristol, a son of Carl and Vina (Selleck) Vetter. Edwin was the husband of Frances (Mattison) Vetter. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served during World War II. He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Wellsboro where he played music with Father Hinton for 20 years, a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, the Wellsboro Social Club, the American Legion, and attended Marsh Creek Fellowship Church. He and his wife enjoyed playing music with the Gaines Kitchen Band at personal care and nursing homes. Edwin was known by everyone as a jokester.
Edwin is survived by his wife, Frances; son, Michael (Bonita) Vetter, of Kentucky; son, Mark (Dawn) Vetter, of Arnot; stepson, Timothy Jay (Connie) Short, of Westerly, R.I.; stepson, Todd Jeffrey (Melissa) Short, of Montgomery; daughter, Karen (Sam) Cooke, of Mansfield; daughter, Lori Tice, of Troy; brother, Carl (Evelyn) Vetter Jr., of Tennessee; sister, Mary Smith, of North Carolina; 12 grandchildren, 10 stepgrandchildren, many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 60 years, Edith Vetter.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 27, at Marsh Creek Baptist Church with Pastor Keith Williams officiating. A private inurnment will take place at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at a later date with Rev. Janis Yskamp. Services are under the direction of Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield.