Gertrude Wetzel


Gertrude Wetzel, 95, of Colchester, died at 9:50 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, 1994 at the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb where she was residing.

She was born Oct. 30, 1898 in Colchester to Andrew and Effie (Stookey) Carson. She married Harry Wetzel June 5, 1921 at Macomb. He preceded her in death Aug. 13, 1974.

She is survived by 13 children, Harriet Cordell of Colchester, Doris Vance of Westphalia, Kans., Andrew Wetzel of Warsaw, Dick Wetzel of Galesburg, Lillian Webb of Atlanta, Ill., Conrad of Tiskilwa, Glenna Purdy of Colchester, Eldon Wetzel of Macomb, Jack Wetzel of Aiken, S.C., Jean Horney of Macomb,, Luan Steiner of Englewood, Colo., Karen Dean and Joe Wetzel, both of Colchester; 56 grandchildren; 58 great grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Otis Carson of Zephyr Hills, Fla. and Carl Carson of Carthage.

She was also preceded in death by one son, Burdette Wetzel; and six brothers, Roy, A. Z., Pete, Jake, George and Doc Carson; and her parents.

Mrs. Wetzel had lived her earlier life in Kendrick, Idaho for seven years and later near Tennessee, Ill. She was a homemaker and had attended Carson School and the South Fulton Dunkard Brethren church in Astoria.

Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at the Colchester United Methodist Church with the Rev. Clinton Kessler Jr. and the Rev. Ron Bricker officiating. Burial will be in Dunkard Cemetery.

Friends may call after 8 a.m. Friday and until time of services Saturday at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester where the family will meet friends fro 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Memorials may be made to the Torrean Navajo Indian Mission of the staff at the Elms Nursing Home.

(Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Lewis Wetzel)



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