(FARGO, N.D.) The funeral for Chester Wayne "Shine" Fetner will be Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Quattlebaum Funeral Chapel with Charles Lipford officiating. Burial will follow at Randolph Memory Gardens.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday before services begin.
Mr. Fetner, a U.S. Army Combat Wounded Veteran, passed from this life Sept. 6 at home in Fargo, N.D., where he had lived for the last 11 years.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Inge Hofmann Fetner; son, Erik Glenn Fetner and wife Bethany Ann; four grandsons, Cole Christensen and wife Jenna of Portland, Ore., Alexander Fetner, Mathew Fetner and Samuel Fetner; "adopted" son, Troy Lee Holter and wife Donna of California; two sisters, Bonnie F. Lipford and husband Charles of Eustis, Fla., and Sandra Hall and husband Harold of Roanoke; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Lavert Glenn Fetner; mother, Myrtle Carrie Fetner; sister, Sarah Myrtle Messer and husband Bob; and brother, Floyd Haynes Fetner and wife Frances.
Wayne served two tours, 1968 and 1971, in Vietnam during the Vietnam War and was awarded the Purple Heart during both tours. He was awarded the Silver Star for Heroic Action in 1971.
Following medical retirement from the army, he was the administrative chief of prosthetics for the Veterans' Administration in Indianapolis, Ind., and Little Rock, Ark., retiring in 1980. Moving to Benton, Ark., in 1978, he became an entrepreneur. Moving to Dallas, Texas, in 2002, he retired again. Erik and Bethany moved with grandsons to Fargo in 2009. Wayne and Inge followed in 2010.
Wayne, always the server of all, was a lover of Life, Inge, Erik, Bethany, grandsons and all who knew him.
Wayne will be missed by all.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be sent to: Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10306 or T2T.org.
Quattlebaum Funeral Home, Roanoke.