Preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Gladys Fetzer of Lodi; and sister, Doris Mansfield of Wadsworth.
He is survived by his loving wife, Nell and best friend of 58 wonderful years; three children, Cynthia (Michael Burke) Bowman of Pepper Pike, Ohio, Julie (Randy) Gonzalez of Jackson Township, Ohio, and Dudley K. (Marlaine) Fetzer of San Diego, California; eight grandchildren, Jason and Christopher (Ashley) Bowman, Ross Bradley, Rachel and Dylan Fetzer, Laura Burke, Kelly (John) Perry and Kody (Jenny) Gonzalez; and five great grandchildren.
Dudley, a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, practiced Pediatrics for over 30 years in Stark County, was a long time member of the Stark County Medical Society, and was on Staff at Aultman Hospital. He was adored by his patients and their parents and was always known to have a warm heart and gentle hands.
Dad was deeply loved by his family and will be greatly missed. Everyone knew him as a man of strong principals and convictions with a great sense of humor.
Dudley loved to watch golf tournaments, OSU football/basketball, Cleveland Indians and the Cleveland Browns. He never gave up on the Cleveland teams.
The family wishes to extend a special “Thank you” for all the caring and guidance given by Hospice of Charleston and the support and love provided by the community of Franke at Seaside in Mount Pleasant.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Pet Helpers, 1447 Folly Rd., Charleston, SC 29412, (843) 795-1110.
Arrangements by Palmetto Cremation Society, 11 Cunnington Ave., Charleston, SC 29405, (843) 722-2555.
Online condolences may be left at www.palmettocremationsociety.com