Oscar Karl Fettig
1919 - 2012
Published: December 11, 2012
Oscar Karl Fettig, 93, of Rogers, Ark. passed away on December 7, 2012. He was born July 26, 1919 to Karl and Myrtle (Robey) Fettig near Kingman, Kan. Oscar attended grade school in a country school near Pretty Prairie, Kan. He attended High School in Kingman, Kan. In 1938 his family moved to Cedar Vale, Kan. He farmed until being drafted into the Army for World War II in 1942, serving until June 1945. He was a member of General Eisenhower's party returning to the U. S. and attended victory celebrations in Washington D. C., New York, West Point and Kansas City before arriving home to Kansas. On June 2, 1942, Oscar married Fern Ferguson in San Antonio, Texas. After returning from the war they farmed one year near Cedar Vale. In 1947 they bought a farm near Garnett, Kan. and lived there 10 years. The family sold the farm in 1957 and moved to Pittsburg, Kan. where Oscar entered vocational school studying refrigeration and air conditioning. After graduating he started Fettig Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning. He retired in 1986.
Oscar was active in several organizations during his life time; including The First United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge, York Rite Bodies, Valley of Fort Scott Scottish Rite Bodies, Mirza Shrine, Order of the Red Cross of Constantine, Order of Quetzalcoatl, Order of High Priesthood, Order of Past Illustrious Masters, Past Commanders Association, Veteran of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, and Refrigeration Service and Engineers Society, Second Infantry Division Association and 9th Infantry Regimental Association. He enjoyed his woodworking and stained glass designs and has shared many of his designs with the Masonic Bodies, family and friends. After his wife's death, he moved to Bella Vista, Ark. and then to Rogers.
Fern, his wife of 65 years, preceded him in death in April 2008. He is survived by one daughter, Jeanette Schureman and husband, James of Garland, Texas, one son, Len and wife, Paula Fettig of Bella Vista, Ark., two granddaughters, Tiffany Schureman of Fort Worth and Terri Schureman of Dallas, two great-granddaughters, Lochlin Belcher and Savanna Schureman, one brother, Lee (Donna) Fettig of Omaha, NE., many nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by one sister, Helen Buchele.
A funeral service for Oscar is set for 3 p.m. Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at the First United Methodist Church of Pittsburg with Pastor Jim Akins officiating. Burial will follow in the Highland Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until 1 p.m., prior to the service on Tuesday, at the Masonic Lodge, 3105 N. Joplin St., followed by Masonic Rites given at 1 p.m. The family suggests expressions of sympathy be in the form of memorials to the First United Methodist Church or the Masonic Lodge No. 187. These may be left at or mailed to the Brenner Mortuary, 114 East 4th St., Pittsburg, Kan. 66762. Friends may leave condolences online at www.brennermortuary.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary, Pittsburg, Kan.