Gary R. Fetting, age 60, of Colby, passed away at his home on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 after a courageous battle with colon cancer in the loving care of his wife under the tender care of Hope Hospice and Palliative Care of Medford.
A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Abbotsford. Father Timothy Oudenhoven will officiate. A Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until time of service Tuesday at the church. Family and friends can watch the service live on the funeral home’s Facebook page or after service anytime on Facebook or the website. We encourage those in attendance to abide by the Covid-19 guidelines by sanitizing, wearing a mask (if able) and social distancing. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Colby is entrusted with the arrangements.
Gary was born on November 8, 1960, the son of Barry and Geraldine Fetting in Ladysmith. He graduated from Abbotsford High School. Gary was united in marriage to Melanie Beisner on May 18, 1996 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Colby.
Gary enjoyed fishing, hunting, bird watching and gardening. He was an avid treasure hunter at garage sales. The remainder of his free time was spent restoring classic minibikes. What started as a fun project with his boys when they were young turned into his youthful passion. Gary was a dedicated husband and father and will be deeply missed by his many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins, but most of all his companion of 15 years, “Oreo”.
Gary is survived by his wife, Melanie; two sons: Russell and Garrett; his parents, Barry and Geraldine of Abbotsford; three siblings: Sandra (John) Sleep of Eau Claire, Wendy (Robert) Olson of Owen and Barry Jr. (Donna) Fetting of Chili. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Family and friends may express condolences online at www.maurinaschilling.com
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