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Maynard E. Vetter

June 7, 1937 April 19, 2009
Maynard E. Vetter
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PEORIA-Maynard E. Vetter, 71, of Peoria, passed away peacefully with his family around him at 6:15 p.m. on Sunday, April 19, 2009 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. He had been quietly battling lung cancer for five months. He was born on June 7, 1937 in Loveland, Colorado to John and Villa Eads Vetter. He married Mary L. Stagg on December 23, 1968. She survives. He is also survived by two daughters, Laura (Robert) Watson of Chicago and Kara (Andy) Marino of Washington, IL; one son, Scott Vetter of Washington, IL; two grandchildren, Abigail and Andrew; and one brother, John (Kathy) Vetter of Ft. Collins, CO. He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters. He was a Salesman for Heritage Buick and after he retired from years in the auto industry, Maynard enjoyed fishing, playing golf, traveling with his wife, Cubs Baseball, playing with his grandchildren and visiting with family and friends. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandpa and friend to all who knew him and he will be dearly missed. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. A Memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 23, 2009 at St. Vincent de Paul Church with Msgr. Jason Gray officiating. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Wright & Salmon Mortuary with recitation of the rosary at 7:45 p.m. Additional visitation will be 30 minutes before the mass at the church. Cremation rites accorded. Burial of ashes will be at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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