F. Russell (Rusty) Fetté Jr.

Fetté, F. Russell (Rusty) Jr. died on January 18, 2013. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri on March 10, 1949 to F. Russell and A. Cordelia Fetté. After serving in the Marine Corps in Vietnam, he married his high school sweetheart, Rebecca Schwartz on January 30, 1969. He was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses on July 15, 1972 in Oakland, California. Rusty had the privilege of serving as a minister for over four decades. In March 2011, he fulfilled a lifelong dream by moving to China. During his two years there, he became beloved by many. He dearly loved his six children: Dora (Kristopher) Downham, Rachel (Brian) Fallon, Ruth (Alberto) Cuevas, Carolyn (Paul) Lora, Bethany Fetté, David Fetté; nine grandchildren: Madeline & Luke Downham, Padraigh & Seamus Fallon, Grace, Paloma, Silas & Benjamin Cuevas, and Eliana Knode. He is survived by his brother, B. Randolph (Mirka) Fetté and his sister, Cammi (Logan) Mock, Uncle Dick Stith, and cousins, nieces & nephews. Services: Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 25th, 2pm at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 3000 Park Ave., St. Louis, MO 63104. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Jehovah's Witnesses, 25 Columbia Heights, Brooklyn, NY 11201-2483.

Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Jan. 22, 2013