James R. Fetsch, age 65, died on June 11, 2013, after a four-year battle with cancer. He has been a resident of Poway since 1994, formerly of St. Paul, Minnesota, where he was born in 1948. He graduated from St. Thomas Military Academy, St. Paul, where he lettered in basketball, football and baseball, and from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida. Jim retired in 2000 after a long career as a Special Agent with U.S. Customs Service. He thereafter worked for six years as a Deputy Public Guardian for San Diego County. He liked helping people whenever he could.
Jim was predeceased by parents, Otto and Vivian Fetsch; and brothers, Gary Fetsch and Tom Fetsch. He is survived by wife of 30 years, Gayle; children, Christine, Jesse, Jacob and Janna Fetsch; brother, Bob (Susan) Fetsch of Olathe, Kansas; sister, Joan Gerr; and many nieces and nephews.
He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Poway.
Jim enjoyed rock 'n roll music and liked attending concerts of his favorites. He was a passionate sports fan and especially loved baseball. He loved to read and he adored his pets.
Jim enjoyed a wide circle of friends and a more loyal friend you would never find. He was especially proud of his wife and children.
A private burial will be held.
If desired, memorial contributions in Jim's name may be sent to Cancer Research Institute (CRI), One Exchange Plaza, 55 Broadway, Suite 1802, New York, NY 10006, www.cancerresearch.org.