Steven Merl Vetter 08-2007 Submitted by: Tim Dotterer
The funeral for Steven Merl Vetter, 57, of Cherokee, will be 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, Cherokee. The Rev. Tom Cooksey will officiate. Burial will be in Cherokee Municipal Cemetery. Arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Home Inc., Cherokee. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home and prior to the service on Friday at the church.
He was born May 21, 1950, in Blackwell to Merlyn and Mabel Vetter and died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2007, at his home in Cherokee.
He graduated from Blackwell High School in 1968. He moved to Bellaire, Calif., where he worked as a security officer. He returned to Cherokee and was a police officer.
He married Valerie Judd Dec. 27, 1981. He retired as chief of police of Cherokee and became the city manager, retiring in December 2006. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Cherokee where he was a deacon.
Surviving are his wife, Valerie; two sons, Steven and Derek; and five sisters, Suzann Leighty of Caldwell, Kan., Sharon Leach of Blackwell, Carolyn Nichols of Enid, Christi Gonzalez of Tonkawa and Staci Woods of Wichita, Kan.
He was preceded in death by one daughter.
Memorials may be made through the funeral home to First Baptist Church window fund.
Condolences may be made online at www.lanmanmemorials.com. ;
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