Norman Eugene Getts
Norman Eugene Getts
  • March 16, 1947 - November 3, 2017
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Norman E. Getts Jr., 70, passed away November 3, 2017, surrounded by his North Side High School sweetheart, JoAnn, his loving wife of 49 years, and his children. Born March 16, 1947, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, he was the eldest son of Norman E. Getts Sr. (Gettsy) and Patty Lee (Ledbetter) Getts. A 30 year employee of General Electric Company ending as Vice President of Administration, he then found his passion guiding Credit Unions and retired as CEO of Independent Federal Credit Union in Anderson, Indiana, in 2011. A loving father, coach, and sports enthusiast, he loved North Side and IU basketball, and poured his heart into his family as THEIR #1 fan. His strong and frank Italian passion could not really hide his loving heart for all he met. A Deacon and Elder at Grace Presbyterian Church, Norman served and led various committees. He was an avid volunteer for over 25 years on the Board of Midwest American FCU. He loved traveling and spending his summers at Oliver Lake welcoming his family and friends.

Survivors include wife, JoAnn (Trenner) Getts; son, Bobby (Katrina) Getts of Noblesville, daughters, Jayme (Michael) Syndram of Columbia City, and Teri (Matt) Seitz of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Bradley and Adam Getts, Audrey, Delaney, and Landon Seitz; brother, Ed (Donna) Getts of Ellettsville, IN; sisters, Sandy Richardson and Gina (Johnell Valentine) Pace. He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman (Gettsy) and Patty Getts and brother-in-law, Andy Richardson.

Service is at 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at Grace Presbyterian Church, 1811 Fairhill Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana, with calling one hour prior. Calling will also be Monday, November 6, 2017, at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, 420 W. Wayne Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Burial at Lindenwood Cemetery.

Memorials to Grace Presbyterian Church.