Tuesday, July 21st, 2009
Complete Obituary
George Jetter
  George G. Jetter, 96, of Fort Recovery, died July 19, 2009, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind.
He was born March 27, 1913, in Cincinnati to George Albert and Katherine Doerr Jetter. On Sept. 2, 1941, he married Esther Moore, who survives.
Other survivors are seven children, Jeannine (Richard) Warner, Harbert, Mich., Wes (Patti) Jetter and Stephen (Kathy) Jetter, both of Greenville, Paul (Mary) Jetter, Piqua, Dean (Margie) Jetter, Portland, Ind., Elaine (Chris) Rowland-Fisher, Pendleton, Ind., and Rebecca (Dan) Sackash, Madison, Wisc.
He was a graduate of Norwood High School in Cincinnati and the University of Cincinnati where he earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He received an honorary doctorate degree from Mount Vernon Nazarene University. He moved to Fort Recovery in 1945 when he purchased the Fort Recovery Stirrup Company. Soon after he started a brass foundry and a zinc die casting business which grew into Fort Recovery Industries. He was a member of the Fort Recovery Church of the Nazarene. He served as a founding trustee of Mount Vernon Nazarene University, president of the Fort Recovery school board, a member of the board of the Mercer County Civic Foundation, and a member of the board of directors of the Fort Recovery Banking Company. He was very involved in missions, including education and humanitarian projects in Third World countries.
Memorial service is 11 a.m. Friday at the Fort Recovery Church of the Nazarene.
Calling is 5-8 p.m. Thursday and 10-11 a.m. Friday at the family center across from the church.
In lieu of flowers, a George Jetter memorial project is planned for the Unidad Educativa Cristiana School in Riobamba, Ecuador. Contributions for the school may be given through the Fort Recovery Church of the Nazarene.
His body was donated to Wright State University College of Science, Dayton.
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