Gerald Wetzel


Macomb- Gerald Wetzel, 80, of Macomb died at 7:18 a.m. Thursday at his home.

Born Apr. 8, 1908, near Table Grove to Allen and Anna May Foster Wetzel, he married Genevieve Pollack Jan. 28, 1934 in Macomb. His wife survives along with one son, Alan of Liberal, Kansas’ three daughters, Mrs. Norman (Janice) Leonard of Pompano Beach, Fla., Mrs. Geraldine Zerse of Omaha, and Mrs. Marion (Annette) Reed of Sheridan, Wyo.; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. George (Maxine) Mayes of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Three brothers and five sisters have preceded him in death. A long time resident of Macomb, where he worked for the fire department, he had been fire chief at Camp Ellis, training fire officers for the military. He also had farmed and been a painter at Western Illinois University for 20 years. He was a charter member of the WIU Museum and a 65 year member of the Macomb First Presbyterian Church.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at his church with the Revs. Kenneth Mortonson and Cheryl Colt officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to his church or the WIU Museum.

(Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Lewis Wetzel)



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