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🇺🇸 Clair G. “Fetter” Yeasted, 94 – Served in World War II

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Clair G. “Fetter” Yeasted, 94 of Pottsville, died Sunday at Geisinger St. Luke’s Hospital, Orwigsburg.

He was born September 29, 1925, in Pottsville a son of the late George and Theresa Montag Yeastedt.

He was a 1943 graduate of Pottsville Catholic High School.

He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II serving as a medic.

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He worked for the Anthracite Bureau of Mines, the Pennsylvania Railroad, and the U.S. Postal Service prior to retiring.

Fetter was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Catholic War Veterans Post 1051, and a life member of American Hose Fire Company, all of Pottsville.

He was preceded in death by his wife Regina E. “Jean” Yeasted, on April 17, 2018, siblings, Eleanor Forney, Marie Majestic, Marcella Montour, Rita Davis, Vincent Yeasted, Robert Yeastedt, Cryil Yeastadt, and Alberta Corttis.

Surviving are 3 sons, Joseph Yeasted and his wife Judith, West Lawn; Jerry Yeasted and his wife Jane, Pottsville; James Yeasted and his wife Sharon, Pottsville; 2 daughters, Regina Freiler and her husband Joe, Pottsville; Kerry Swavely and her husband Ben, Birdsboro; 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, George Yeastedt, Minersville; nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12 p.m. Thursday at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville. Family and friends are invited to a visitation from 10:30 a.m. until the time of mass at the church. Interment with military honors will be at Calvary Cemetery, Pottsville.

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Arrangements are under the care of James B. Humphrey, F.D., James E. Humphrey Funeral Home, Pottsville.

Please share your memories and condolences with Fetter’s family by signing the guest book at


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