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Mr. John Wetzel

Mr. John B. Wetzel, 74, a lifelong resident of the Emmitsburg and Thurmont area, died Thursday, March 30, at Gettysburg Hospital, Gettysburg, Pa.

Born June 9, 1925, he was the son of the late Bernard and Nellie Topper Wetzel. He retired in 1995 from St. Joseph's Provincial House in Emmitsburg, where he employed for more than 35 years. He most recently worked part-time at Jubilee Foods in Emmitsburg.

Surviving are four daughters, Beverly Wells of Franklin, N.C., Mary Ellen Rouan of Cape Coral, Fla., Sharon Cox of Kansas, and Joyce Godfrey of Florida; one son, Dennis Wetzel of Wilmington, Del.; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five sisters, Rita Cool, Pat Miller and Doris Glass, all of Emmitsburg, Regina Dillman of Abbottstown, Pa., and Louise Shriner of Fairfield, Pa.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Margaret Miller and Mary Lillian Cool. A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 14, at St. Anthony's Parish, Emmitsburg.

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