Louis Hugo Vetter, 85, of Jefferson City, passed away Sunday, September 4, 2022, at Capital Region Medical Center surrounded by his family.
He was born August 21, 1937, in Jefferson City, the son of Francis and Anna (Schrimpf) Vetter.
He was united in marriage on June 9, 1962, in Jefferson City to Naomi Joan Sommerer who preceded him in death on June 9, 2022.
Louis was a 1955 graduate of St. Peter’s High School. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Building Engineering with honors in 1960 from Lincoln University and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with honors in 1962 from the University of Missouri.
He served for over 33 years in the United States Army and Army Reserves, retiring as a Colonel.
Louis was the co-founder and co-owner of Central Missouri Professional Services, Inc., an engineering, surveying and soil testing company. He was also co-founder and co-owner of CMPS Development Co., which developed numerous subdivisions in Jefferson City and Cole County, to include the design and construction of streets, storm water systems, sanitary sewer systems, and water supply and fire protection systems. Louis was a State of Missouri retired registered Engineer, P.E. and Land Surveyor. He was also a licensed electrician.
He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church where he served as a communion minister, member of the Holy Name Society, served on the Parish Council and volunteered to help on numerous work parties.
He served six years on the Jefferson City Planning and Zoning Commission, three years on the Jefferson City Parking and Traffic Committee and was past President of the East Side Business Association.
He was a member of the American Legion, Reserve Officers Association, University of Missouri Alumni Association, Association of the United State Army and the National Riflemen Association.
Louis’s involvement with Helias Catholic High School included two, three-year terms on the Helias School Board where he served as Vice-President and President. In 2020, Louis was inducted into the Helias Hall of Fame.
His dedication to his family, his faith, and the betterment of his community is a shining example of how one person’s giving of time, talent and treasure can make a lasting impact on generations to follow.
He is survived by two daughters, Tracy Vetter (husband, Curtis Allen) and Tiffany Vetter (husband, Chris Petro) of Overland Park; four sons, Gregory Vetter (wife, Irene Kosturakis) of Houston, Philip Vetter of Jefferson City, Derrick Vetter (wife, Barbara Gaines) of Lohman, and Darren Vetter of Las Vegas; 5 grandchildren, Kaymen, Dalton, and Prescott Vetter, and Quintin and Karina Allen; three sisters, Carolyn (Tony) Bruemmer, Jefferson City; Joann (Jim) Penfold, New Bloomfield; and Sr. Cathy Vetter, St. Louis.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Naomi Vetter; his son Vincent Vetter; daughter-in-law Mary Beth Vetter; and a brother Ronald Vetter.
Visitation will be 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday, September 8, 2022, at Trimble Funeral Homes – Jefferson City, with a prayer service at 4:30 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Friday, September 9, 2022, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Matthew Flatley officiating.
Burial with military honors will be held at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church or to the Louis H. Vetter Scholarship at Helias Catholic High School.
Services entrusted to Trimble Funeral Homes – Jefferson City. trimblefunerals.com
Thursday, September 8, 2022
5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)
Trimble Funeral Homes - Jefferson City
Friday, September 9, 2022
10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church