Irvin Wetzel


Irvin Wetzel, 77, of Macomb Dies Suddenly

Irvin G. Wetzel, 77, who roomed at the Loretta Eastin rooming house at 526 W. McDonough Street, died suddenly about two o’clock this morning. He had been in good health lately but was stricken about 1:30 o’clock this morning. At that time he awakened and complained that he was short of breath. He died within a few minutes. Coroner Jake Davis will conduct an inquest at eight o’clock tonight at the Dodsworth-Piper Funeral Home.

Burial will be at the Harris Cemetery, but other funeral arrangements are incomplete. Friends may call at the funeral home prior to services.

Wetzel was a son of John and Margaret (Graves) Wetzel, now deceased, and was born May 16, 1868 in New Salem Township of this county. He spent his entire life in McDonough County, except for 11 years in Arkansas. He was a farmer by occupation. He came to this city in 1928. He was married to Lizzie Leighty, who preceded him in death.

He is survived by a son, John Wetzel, who is in the army and now stationed in California. Two brothers, George and Allen Wetzel, and a sister, Mrs. Frank Toland, predeceased him.

(For clarification, Lizzie Leighty was Elizabeth Leighty. She and Irvin had four children, Isaac Howard, Edith E., and an infant son who lived three days. John Howard was the only child who survived to adulthood.)

(Unknown newspaper and date, submitted by Lewis Wetzel)



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