Lewis Wetzel

 

Lewis Wetzel passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at approximately 1:42
a.m., at the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison,
Wis.

He was born Sep. 15, 1945, in Macomb, the son of William Allen and Elsie
Louise Seymour Wetzel. On Feb. 17, 1968, he was united in marriage to
Sharen Stevens at St. George, Utah. She survives.

Lewis is also survived by his mother, Elsie Wetzel, of Bloomington; five
children, David (Ponthipa) Wetzel, of Minot AFB, N.D., Jennifer (Tom)
Stoddard, of Santa Clara, Utah, Darin Wetzel, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.,
Angela (Alan) Lopez, of Desert Springs, Ariz. and Stephanie Wetzel, of N.
Las Vegas, Nev.; 11 grandchildren, Anthony, Krystina, Kyrsten, Kyra, Kara,
Christopher, Samantha, Chanel, Micky, Vanessa and Hattagorn; one sister,
Linda Graham and two brothers, Roger and Ronald Wetzel.

He was preceded in death by his father; one granddaughter, Nikki Stoddard
and one brother, Phillip Wetzel.

Lewis was a 1963 graduate of Macomb High School and Southern Utah
University in Cedar City, Utah.

He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints.

Lewis served his country in the United States Air Force, retiring after
twenty years of service. He served during the Korean and Vietnam
conflicts.

He also taught special education and industrial arts in the high school
and middle school in Overton, Nev.

He enjoyed fishing, camping, photography, woodworking and genealogy. Lewis
was very active in his church and enjoyed family road trips. Spending time
with his family, especially his grandchildren, was his greatest joy.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, June 18, 2011, at
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Macon, Mo.

Visitation -12:00 to 1:40 pm, Saturday, June 18, 2011, at The Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Macon, Mo.

Burial will be in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery, in Jacksonville,
Mo. at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 20, 2011.

Military services will be held at the graveside.

Elder Irvin Ward will officiate.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

(The McDonough County Voice, Jun 16, 2011, submitted by Mary Jane White)


 

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