John Vetterling, age 63 passed away peacefully and in the company of his children on Sunday September 26, 2021. A graduate of Colorado School of Mines, John was an impassioned Civil Engineer, leaving his imprint along many of the scenic roadways across the State of Colorado that he contributed to during his career. John leaves behind a legacy of learning and discovery - a prodigy in math and sciences from a young age, he gathered enough knowledge to fill several lifetimes and become lovingly remembered among friends and family as "the human encyclopedia." John always found time to be extraordinary in the face of great adversity. Even while working full time as an Engineer he coached various sports for all his children, completed multiple half Iron Man competitions, learned and began competing in ballroom dance competitions, and still found time to impart some kind of meaningful advice on nearly all who crossed his path.
John was predeceased by his wife Jeannette Vetterling, his father John and mother Nancy, as well as his two brothers Paul and Mark. He is survived by his four children – Melissa, John, Maya, and Margaret, his nephews Lucas and Matthew, niece Rachel, and four dearly loved grandchildren.
He is remembered with great love and admiration – his wealth of advice and counsel will be deeply missed by all those who were blessed to have known him. His family is forever grateful to the wonderful nurses and doctors at Good Samaritan in Lafayette that honored his love for family, God, music, and baseball.
As a last gift he reminds us all:
- Children spell love T-I-M-E, spend it generously
- Measure twice, cut once
- Hold family close
A service will be held to remember John on Friday October 8th at 3:00pm, at the Resurrection Anglican Church, 9250 E Belleview Ave, Greenwood Village, Colorado.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers guests consider one of the following actions in memory of John.
- Register as a donor for "Be the Match"
- Provide a donation to Food Bank of the Rockies, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, or "Be the Match"
- Donate blood to a local organization
Heritage Funeral & Cremation Services of Lafayette is handling cremation arrangements.
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