Michael Scott Wetzel
died on Thursday, June 30, 2005 at the Tucson
Medical Center Hospice in Tucson, AZ.
He was born on March 12, 1959 in Macomb,
Illinois to Alan and Peg (McLaughlin) Wetzel,
and grew up in Colchester. On May, 1992, he
married Marcela Lopez of Nogales, Son., Mexico.
They divorced in 2001.
He is survived by two daughters, Hali and Chloe
Wetzel of Tucson, Ariz; his parents; two
sisters, Cynthia Wetzel of Tucson, Ariz., and
Laura (James) Cech; as well as 9 nieces and
nephews and many cousins, friends, and
He was also preceded in death by his
grandparents, Gerald and Genevieve Wetzel.
Mr. Wetzel graduated from Colchester High School
in 1977 and received his formal education at the
University of Arizona where he was employed for
18 years before his medical retirement in 2003.
In late 2001, Mr. Wetzel was diagnosed with
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a terminal
illness. His entire family moved to Tucson,
Arizona to care for him and to be with him
during his last four years of life. His
daughters were ages 9 (Hali) and 11(Chloe) when
he passed away.
He was a member of Immanuel Presbyterian Church
of Tucson Arizona where memorial services were
held on Saturday, July 2 at 11am. His ashes
reside in the memorial garden of Immanuel