Arthur Vetter

Arthur F. Vetter

1918 - 2003

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His family includes two sons, John F. and his wife, Beth Vetter of Providence, RI, and David and his wife, Cheryl Vetter of Bethalto, IL; two daughters, Nancy C. Perea of Albuquerque, NM, and Barbara and her husband, Robert Miller of San Diego, CA; four grandchildren, Jeanne L. Vetter, Courtney R. Miller, Alexis A. Miller and Carlos A. and his wife, Christine Perea. Arthur was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Juanita; and three brothers. He was a member of the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Iowa City, and a number of professional organizations. Arthur F. Vetter was born July 26, 1918 in DeWitt, Iowa the son of Henry and Laura (Fuller) Vetter. After graduation from high school he went on to receive his B.S. Degree from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, and later his Master’s in Nuclear Engineering from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. During World War II, he served in the United States Air Force continuing his military service until retirement in 1962. On December 31, 1941, Arthur married Juanita M. Gillham in Pasadena, CA. In 1962, he began a long career with the University of Iowa as a professor teaching Chemical Engineering. During both his military career and professional career at the university, he was the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions. To many of his students he was their strong mentor and a friend, many of whom have maintained relationships since their leaving the university. Arthur retired in 1987. His wife, Juanita died May 30, 1999. A memorial fund has been established in his name.