passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2011, at
a.m., at the William S. Middleton Memorial
Veterans Hospital in Madison,
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
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
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
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