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David T. Fetherolf, Jr.

December 28, 1915 — October 8, 2003

David T. “Dave” Fetherolf, Jr., 87, died at 3:17 a.m. on Wednesday morning, October 8, 2003. Dave died in Miller’s Merry Manor, Plymouth, following a seven month illness.

Dave was born in Camargo, Ill, the son of David T. Sr., and Amy Jane Bird Fetherolf on December 28, 1915. The family moved to Plymouth in the early months of 1916, where he lived for the rest of his life with the exception of six years, from 1942 to 1948, when he resided in Chicago.

He graduated from Plymouth High School with the class of 1933.

On August 9, 1943, Dave and Mildred M. Dillon, a Plymouth 4th grade school teacher, were married. Dave borrowed his parents’ car to drive to Pittsboro to collect his bride. They went to Crawfordsville for their wedding and honeymooned for two days at Lake Manitou in Rochester before traveling on to Chicago where Dave was a United States postal worker on the Pennsylvania Railroad.

He later became a clerk in the Plymouth Post Office and then a rural carrier until his retirement in December of 1977.

Dave loved to garden and was an avid golfer.

He was a lifetime member of the First United Methodist Church where he served in various capacities as well as a member of the church choir. He was also a 50-year member of Plymouth Kilwinning Lodge #149 and the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of South Bend.

Dave is survived by Mildred, his loving wife of sixty years, and by a daughter, Peggy Cook of Valparaiso and a son and daughter-in-law, David L. and Mary Fetherolf of Martinsville, Ind.

Six grandchildren survive as well. They are: Jennifer Howard, Carmel, Ind.; Michele Calabrese, Dallas, Texas; Jason Fetherolf, Seoul, Korea; Melanie Foley, Martinsville, Ind.; Chera Fetherolf, Indianapolis, Ind.; and Evan Fetherolf, Speedway, Ind.

One great-granddaughter, Amelia Foley, also survives.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, John C. Fetherolf. Two sisters, Mildred Beatty, Plymouth, and Ruth Jane Fetherolf and two brothers, Tom and James Fetherolf have also died.

Visitation will be held in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, on Friday, October 10, 2003, from 4 to 8 p.m. and for one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.

Funeral services for Dave will be at the First United Methodist Church, 400 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, on October 11, 2003, at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Dean Fager, pastor of the church, will officiate.

Interment will be in New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth, Ind.

Memorial gifts in Dave’s memory may be made to the First United Methodist Church or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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