Obit: Bill Fetrow, Former UB Missionary

Bill Fetrow, 58, died Thursday, April 21, 2011, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne, Ind., after being diagnosed in early March with cancer. He was a former United Brethren endorsed missionary, serving 1979-1996 with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Papua, New Guinea.

Bill graduated from Huntington University in 1974 with a degree in music, and earned a master’s in music education from Ball State University in 1978. In 1992, he completed a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Huntington University.

Bill had worked for Indiana non-profits since 1998:

  • 1998-2005 as executive director of the Huntington County Council on Aging.
  • 2005-2008 as transportation coordinator for the Turnstone Center in Fort Wayne.
  • 2008 to present as executive director for Love In The Name of Christ (Love Inc.) in Huntington, Ind.

Bill was a member of College Park UB church in Huntington, where he was active in the adult choir, missions committee, soaching Upwards Sports, and teaching preschool Sunday school.

He is survived by his wife Anne, to whom he had been married since 1973, and two children, Benji and Kristi.

Funeral details:

Visitation: 4-8 pm Monday, April 25, 2011.
Visitation location: Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford St., Huntington, Ind. 46750.
Funeral: 11 am Tuesday, April 26, with vistation one hour beforehand.
Funeral location: College Park United Brethren Church, 1945 College Ave., Huntington. Rev. Gary Dilley will officiate.

Memorials can be made to Love In The Name of Christ, in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford St., Huntington, IN 46750.

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