Stillwater News Press


July 28, 2012

John W. Etsch

John W. Etsch, 88, died on July 27, 2012 in Stillwater, Okla.  His funeral services will be 11am, Wednesday Aug. 1st at Strode Funeral Home Chapel with Robert Fellows officiating.  Internment will be at Fairlawn Cemetery.  Strode Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

John was born on Oct. 9, 1923 to August and Alice Etsch in Mt. Vernon, N.Y.  He married Gail Etsch on April 11, 1959 in Westport, Ct. 

John served in the Navy during World War II and attended Bridgeport University where he received his Master's in Education.  He was the owner of Bolton Nursery School in Westport, Conn.

 John was very active in every community he lived in as a Mason and a Rotarian, Special Policeman in Westport, Conn., and volunteer firefighter in Grantham, N.H.  John was one of the founding members of the Stillwater evening Rotary's dictionary project.

 John was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Gail Etsch.  He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Etsch and two granddaughters Mitzi Forbeck and Billie Josepheus and their husbands.

 Condolences may be emailed to the family and an online obituary may be viewed by visiting


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