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