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Frank Vetter

Frank Vetter, age 67, of Sedona, Arizona, passed away on October 26, 2020.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 22nd at the Aurora United Methodist Church. Rev. Greg Reed & Rev. Dr. Cindy Parker will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Aurora Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. prior to the service, anyone is welcome to attend. Memorials are suggested to Hope House of Sedona (hopehouseofsedona.org), The Church of the Red Rocks, 54 Bow String Drive Sedona, AZ 86336, or the donor's choice. Higby-McQuiston in charge of local arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.


Francis (Frank) Carl Vetter was born January 8, 1953 in Aurora, Nebraska to Robert J. and B. Roberta (Herron) Vetter. Frank was raised on the family farm southwest of Aurora, Nebraska. He graduated from Aurora High School in 1971 and graduated from Kearney State College, now known as the University of Nebraska at Kearney, in 1975 with a degree in business and economics.

Frank worked in many aspects of real estate as a broker, appraiser, mortgage loan officer, banker, and real estate administrator with The Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District the last sixteen years of his career in Holdrege, Nebraska. He retired in 2014. Frank met Kathy in Lincoln, Nebraska and they married in 1987, living their working years in the Lincoln, Holdrege, and Funk areas. They retired to Arizona in 2015, residing in Gilbert and Sedona.

Frank was proud of his farm heritage where he learned to work hard. He loved to have fun and to talk with people. He took on big projects himself and enthusiastically helped others with their projects. Frank and his wife enjoyed working together, visiting family and friends, fishing, traveling, and dining out. He also enjoyed hunting, working outdoors, and gardening. Frank was baptized and confirmed in The Evangelical United Brethren Church in Aurora, Nebraska. He was a member of The Church of the Red Rocks in Sedona and an active member of the Property Management Ministry.

Frank is survived by; his wife, Kathy of Arizona; mother, B. Roberta Vetter of Aurora; brothers Randy of Aurora and Clark (Peggy) of Franklin; sister Vicki (Jim) Zikmund of Kearney; father-in-law William L. Bennett of Omaha; sisters-in-law Karen (Bill) McMillen of Marion Center, PA, and Kim Bennett of Omaha; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert J. Vetter in 2013; brother Rendell Vetter in infancy; great-nephew Carter Vetter; mother-in-law Josephine Bennett; grandparents: Carl and S. Gertrude Herron, and Frank and Saloma Vetter; aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Services will be held at a later date at The Church of the Red Rocks in Sedona, AZ.

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