Harry A. Wetzel, 78, of Colchester died
Tuesday at Veteranís Hospital in Iowa City,
Funeral services will be held at 1:30
p.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church in
Colchester. The Rev. Richard Bussman and the
Rev. James McElyea will officiate and burial
will be in Camp Creek Dunkard Cemetery. Friends
may call at the chapel of Jonesí Mortuary today
until a.m. Thursday, then at the church until
the time of services, and family visitation will
be this evening. A memorial for the Friendway
Park has been established in his name.
Mr. Wetzel was born Nov. 14, 1896, the son of
Allen and Anna May Foster Wetzel. He married
Gertrude Carson on June 5, 1921, in Macomb. She
survives. Mr. Wetzel, a farmer who had resided
in Table Grove and Tennessee, was a member of
the Presbyterian Church. He was also a member of
the American Legion and a former member of the
Tennessee School Board.
In addition to the widow, Mr. Wetzel is
survived by seven daughters, Mrs. Harriet
Cordell, Mrs. Glenna Purdy, Mrs. Jean Edison,
and Mrs. Karen Dean, all of Colchester, Mrs.
Doris Vance of Kansas, Mrs. Luan Steiner of
Bloomington and Mrs. Lillian Webb of Atlanta;
six sons, Andrew A. of Warsaw, George Richard of
Galesburg, Conrad of Tiskilwa, Eldon of Colorado
Springs, Colo., Jack of Chicago, and Joe of
Colchester; 51 grandchildren; 11 great
grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Enid Sundell
and Mrs. Iris Berresford, both of Macomb; Mrs.
Florence Craft of Vermont, Mrs. Vergene Bland of
Lewistown; and Mrs. Maxine Mayes of Fort
Lauderdale; two brothers, Gerald of Macomb and
Clifford of Braymer, Mo.
One son, Burdette; one brother, Roscoe; and
one sister, Mrs. Miriam Carson, died previously.