Jack E. Fetz


Jack E. Fetz, 91, passed away Tuesday evening, June 9, 2015, at Westminster Village in Muncie.

He was born June 11, 1923, in Elwood, the son of Clarence and Leona (Lambertson) Fetz, and graduated from Elwood High School and moved to Muncie in 1966.

Jack served his country honorably in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II working intelligence for the 453rd Bomb Group, 8th Air Force in Old Buckenham, England. He was honored for his service by the Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., in May 2014.

He graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in business.

While he was a student at IU, he met his wife, Betty L. Essex. They were married in Bloomington on June 12, 1947.

Jack worked for the Indiana State Board of Accounts as an auditor for 36 years. 

He was an active member of the Muncie Kiwanis, serving as treasurer for many years, putting out flags and working many pancake breakfasts. He was also a member of the Elks Club in Elwood and several bridge clubs, served as treasurer of the Westminster Residents Association for several years and was a longtime member of High Street United Methodist Church.

Jack loved to build things, play cards, travel, do latch-hook rugs and paint-by-number, and was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs.

The family spent many years at their lake cabin in Michigan and later hand-built a cabin he designed along with his son, Rick, in Brown County.

Survivors include his wife of over 67 years, Betty E. Fetz of Muncie; three children, Kathleen A. Streit (Dennis T.) of Franklin, BJ Fetz of Greenwood and Richard A. Fetz (Gail T.) of Indianapolis; four grandchildren, Jason E. Streit, Jennifer S. Mulzer (Jonathan), Steven T. Fetz and Daniel A. Fetz; three great-grandchildren, Colston Streit, Carlie Streit and Owen Mulzer, with a fourth expected in August; and one sister, Lois Jean Brooks of Orestes.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Chapel at High Street United Methodist Church, 219 S. High St., Muncie, with the Rev. Charlotte Overmyer officiating. Burial of ashes will be held at a later date in Moravian Cemetery in Hope. Friends may call in the Chapel at High Street United Methodist Church from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Saturday.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff and nurses at Westminster Village and Hospice Advantage.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Honor Flight Inc., ATTN: Diane Gresse, 300 E. Auburn Ave., Springfield, OH, 45505.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at meeksmortuary.com.