IN MEMORIAM: John Lester Etter

Retired attorney John Lester Etter, 87, of Dexter, died Thursday, April 4, 2024.

Etter graduated from University High School in Ann Arbor in 1954 and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 1958, where he was a member of Theta Delta Chi.

He earned his JD from the University of Michigan Law School in 1961.

Etter served in the United States Army from 1960-1962; and earned an MBA from the University of Chicago in 1963.

He co-founded the law firm of Reading & Etter in 1971, where he worked his entire professional life.

He was also a lifelong fan of Michigan football and was named a member of the Michigan Media Hall of Fame for his many years of service in the press box.

A memorial party will be held in July.

Donations can be sent to the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation.

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