Kenneth Fettig, 72, Bismarck, passed away August 12, 2014, at Sanford Health, after a long battle with various illnesses.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am Saturday, August 16, at Church of the Ascension, Bismarck, with Rev. Msgr. James Braaten officiating.
Burial will be held at 10:00 am Monday, August 18, at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.
Visitation will be held from 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm Friday, August 15, at Eastgate Funeral Service, Bismarck, where a vigil service will begin at 7:00 pm. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
Kenneth was born September 20, 1941, to John and Helen Fettig of Linton. He graduated from Linton High School in 1960 and attended the University of North Dakota. Ken married Judy Lund of Bowdon in January 1964 in Fessenden, ND. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their children and grandchildren in the Black Hills of South Dakota earlier this year.
Ken was a proud father and grandfather-he often said that his grandchildren were the "frosting on his cake". He enjoyed cooking both indoors and out, spending time on the Missouri on his pontoon, and the many vacations he and Judy took together. He was a member of the local Elks.
Ken's entire career was spent serving others. In 1963, Ken joined the US Navy, spending the four years of his service in San Diego, CA. After leaving the Navy he joined the San Diego Police Department as a member of the SDPD motorcycle squad. An injury while on the squad forced his regretful retirement in 1975. While in San Diego a daughter was born in 1968 and a son in 1969. Judy and Ken returned to North Dakota in 1979, living in Linton, where he owned and operated the Linton Dry Cleaners Tailor Shop. They moved to Bismarck in 1987 became their final home. In Bismarck, Ken joined the physical therapy department at St. Alexius, where he worked until his retirement in 2005. Working with and helping those in need was a source of great joy to Ken.
Ken is survived by his wife, Judy, Bismarck; daughter, Michelle (Reed) Granberg, Hamilton, MT; son, Michael, Minneapolis, MN; grandchildren, Joey Barkow and Mikey Barkow, Idaho Falls, ID, Farrah Fettig and Felix Fettig, Minneapolis and step-grandchildren, Cooper, Mason, and Austin Granberg, Hamilton, MT; sister-in-law, Rose, Linton; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Ken was preceded in death by his parents, John and Helen; and his brothers, Robert and Dennis.