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Eugene "Gene" Paul Fett

August 16, 1934 ~ February 22, 2020 (age 85)

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Eugene "Gene" Paul Fett, age 85 of Robinson Township, passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Mercy Hospital. He was born on August 16, 1934 in Ferrysburg, MI to the late Walter and Nellie (Ruiter) Fett. Gene married Phyllis Haskins on May 30, 1959 in Grand Haven, MI.

He graduated from Grand Haven High School and then proudly served his country in the US Navy from 1953 to 1955. Gene worked for Challenge Machinery for many years, and then Shape Corporation. He was a member of the VFW, and was Vice President of the GHHS Band Parents Club, volunteering for many years at the football games and working the food booth.

Gene was an avid University of Michigan fan who enjoyed watching U of M football games, golfing, camping, traveling out west to Texas, and doing the newspaper crossword puzzles. He also liked going out to breakfast and going to the casino.

Gene will be lovingly remembered and missed by his wife of 60 years, Phyllis; daughter, Kim (Craig) Douglas of Iowa; sons, Gregory Fett (Jong Willett) of Ohio and Russell (Kristie) Fett of Texas; grandchildren: Clay and Faith Douglas, Benjamin and Travis Fett, and John and Michelle Willett; 4 great-grandchildren; brothers, Richard, Jim (Joan), and Gary (Ruth Ann) Fett; sister-in-law, Darlene Fett; along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Walter Fett Jr. and Charles “Charlie” Fett; sisters-in-law, Joyce and Marion Fett; and brother-in-law, Bruce Haskins.

Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, the Memorial Celebration of Life for both brothers, Eugene and Charlie Fett,will be held and announced at a later date. 

Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Celebration of Life at a later date


American Cancer Society-Michigan
129 Jefferson Avenue SE, Grand Rapids MI 49503
Tel: 1-800-227-2345
Web: http://www.cancer.org/

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