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John Vetula Jr., 81, of Traverse City and formerly of Detroit, died Sept. 19, 2017 at Munson Medical Center. John was born on Aug. 30, 1936 in Ohio to the late John and Anna Vetula.
John served our country honorably as a member of the United States Army.
John was a welder. In his younger years he liked to hunt. He loved taking care of his cats.
On Oct. 21, 1961 he entered into marriage with Judy Zaremba.
John is survived by his four children, John, James, Debra and Robert; 11 grandchildren; siblings, Ronnie, Richie, Edgar, Rosemarie, Evelyn and Margaret; her dear friend, Dale; and many other family members and friends.
The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, at 11 a.m., with Deacon Rene Hoenscheid officiating. John will be laid to rest with his beloved wife, Judy, at Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens. He will receive full military honors.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Traverse City Senior Center.
Please share memories with the family at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
Published on September 20, 2017
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