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Dr. C.W. Fetter

Dr. Charles W. Fetter, professor emeritus of Geology, passed away on September 10, 2011. Fetter received his Ph.D. and M.S. from Indiana University.  Fetter served on the UW Oshkosh faculty for 27 years from 1971 to 1998, serving as Department Chair from 1979-1981 and from 1984-1996.  He was named a John McNaughton Rosebush Professor in 1983.  Fetter taught environmental geology, hydrogeology, engineering geology, and glacial geology and authored several hydrogeology textbooks.  In recognition of his important contributions in the field of hydrogeology, he received the Excellence in Science and Engineering Award in 1996 and the Life Member Award in 2006, both from the National Ground Water Association.  In 1998 the Wisconsin Ground Water Association awarded him their Distinguished Professional Award. The family has asked that memorial contributions be sent to the C.W. Fetter Endowed Research Fund at the UW Oshkosh Foundation.