Dominic Fetterer

December 11, 1927April 14, 2021

Dominic "Dom" Fetterer, 93 of Southport, passed away on April 14, 2021.

Mr. Fetterer was born December 11, 1927 in Sheboygan, WI to the late Benedict and Eleanore Fetterer. Dom was a veteran of the US Navy, having served in Japan and China during WWII and in Hawaii during the Korean Conflict as an aerial photographer and staff photographer for the commander of the Pacific Fleet. He retired from the US Department of Agriculture after 36 years. After his retirement, he worked as a real estate appraiser in Northern Virginia. In December of 1989 he and his wife Arlyne moved to Southport. He was an avid woodworker and crafted and provided his works to the local community. Dom served on the founding board of Habitat for Humanity in Brunswick County and volunteered with the Southport - Oak Island Interchurch Food Pantry. Throughout his life, he lived in many areas, and was always active in many civic organizations, his local parish, and the Knights of Columbus. At Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Southport, he served on the finance council and was head usher. Dom served as National Association of Retired Federal Employees at the state and local level as financial officer for many years.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Arlyne Fetterer; six children, Kathryn Matthews and husband Dave, Thomas Fetterer and wife Florence, James Fetterer and wife Linda, Ann O'Hagan and husband Michael, Lynn Ruiz and husband Steve, and George Fetterer and wife Azita; eight grandchildren, David, Kelly, Joseph, Stuart, Christopher, Lydia, Isabelle, and Eleanor; three great-grandchildren, Avery, Eli, and Aspen; two sisters, Dorothy Hankel and Mary Smith. He was preceded in death by seven brothers and two sisters.

Memorial contributions in Dom's memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at

The family would like to give a special thank you to the doctor and nurses of the SECU Hospice House of Brunswick and all of his home care workers, including Karen Shepard, Tammy Locke, and Carol Florkiewiz for their excellent care.

The Funeral Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on April 19, 2021 at 11 am. Anyone wishing to attend the Mass, must register with the church prior to the service.

Online condolences may be made at

Peacock - Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport, North Carolina.


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Linda Dorman

April 23, 2021

Dear Arlyne and Family,
I am not sure if you remember me or not. I am Linda Dorman and worked with Habitat for Humanity with Dom.
It has made me so sad to read his obituary in the paper, but by reading all his accomplishments, it shows he surely had a very active and meaningful life.
He was a wonderful asset to Habitat with his many wood working abilities and his always calm and intelligent ideas on the board.
And, Arlyne, I have enjoyed knowing you. You were always there supporting what he did. I remember you from many occasions, such as house dedications, etc.
I mourn for you also, as I lost my husband in 2008, and I know the sadness of your loss. However; we know that they are in heaven enjoying the rewards of their kind deeds on earth.
Please, just know how much Dom meant to me as a friend and for his many accomplishments with Habitat.
I have you and your family in my prayers. He is sincerely a loss to all that knew him.
Love in Christ,
Linda Dorman

Max & Stacy Clayton

April 18, 2021

Lynn & family,
Our sincere condolences to you all. What a life of service your father led! A true inspiration for sure.
You are in our thoughts.
Max & Stacy

Mary Ann Van Meter

April 17, 2021

Know my thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Now, there is no more pain and suffering for Dom, He is with God. My sympathy goes to all the family. May his Soul Rest in Peace. I will remember you in my prayers.

Dorothy Bahr

April 17, 2021

Arlyne and family. So sorry to hear of Dom's passing. There are so many memories of the times we spent with you. My deepest sympathy! Love & Hugs Dorothy Bahr

Mark Fetterer

April 16, 2021

Arlene and family. We are sorry to hear of Uncle Dominic’s passing. We always enjoyed seeing you when you visited in Sheboygan. We thought it special that you had your 50th wedding anniversary celebration here in Sheboygan. May you all find comfort in your memories. RIP Uncle Dominic. Love, Mark and Mary Fetterer