Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Joseph L. Yetzer

Joseph L. Yetzer, age 85, of 130 North Gamble Street, died Tuesday evening in Shelby Memorial Hospilal after a short illness. He was born February 26, 1905 in Shelby, the son of John L. and Helen (Faust) Yetzer.

Mr. Yetzer was the superintendent of electric distribution for the City of Shelby retiring in 1972. Prior to that he had been an employee of Ohio Power Company. He was a member of Most Pure Heart Of Mary Catholic Church and Shelby Knights of Columbus Council #1968. He was a 1924 graduate of Shelby High School where he held a football scoring record for 30 years. He attended Dayton University on a football scholarship. He was an avid wood worker, a charter member of the Shelby Elks Club, and a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers.

Mr. Yetzer is survived by his wife Catharine (Keller) Yetzer, with whom he celebrated 60 years of marriage on June 10, 1990; 3 sons: John M. Yetzer and David J. Yetzer both of Shelby and J. Lee Yetzer of Ashland; 1 daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Russell Ashley of Mansfield; 14 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 4 sisters: Beatrice Dick, Mary Metzger, and Helen Yetzer all of Shelby and Martha Stella of Detroit.

He was preceded in death by 6 brothers: Louis, Urban, Howard, Francis, John, and Clarence Yetzer, and 1 sister Irene Clark.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 10:30 A.M. at Most Pure Heart Of Mary Catholic Church with his pastor Father John C. Missler officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Calling hours will be today from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. at the Turner Funeral Home, where a scripture service will be held at 8:30 this evening. Following the scripture service the Daughters of Isabella
will recite the rosary.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Most Pure Heart Of Mary Church or to the Shelby Public Health League and left in care of the Turner Funeral Home.

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