Carl E. Wetzel, age 85 of Arcanum, Ohio passed away at 9:00 AM Thursday September 22, 2016 at his residence. Carl was born July 1, 1931 in Arcanum, Ohio and the son of the late Jasper E. and Mary H. (Fisherbach) Wetzel.
He retired April 1, 1991 from Inland Manufacturing-General Motors of Vandalia after 30 years of employment and was a member of the Inland Retirement Club.
Carl was a Veteran of the Korean War serving in the US Air Force from January 3, 1951 until December 15, 1953. He was a member of the Greenville American Legion Post 140, the 40 & 8 Club of the Legion, Greenville V.F.W. and a very active member of the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard. He was also an avid sports fan with particular interest in the Cincinnati Reds and The Ohio State University Football. In his spare time Carl maintained an impeccable garden.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers Fred, Floyd and Ralph Wetzel.
Carl is survived by his wife Anna (Grishaber) Wetzel of Arcanum. They were married in 1955. Also daughters and son in law Drema Wetzel of New Paris and Rose Mary (Curt) Lambert of Arcanum; grandchildren Ashley (Najib) Lambert-Sayed and Cameron (Tiffany) Lambert; brothers Duane Wetzel of Arcanum, Don Wetzel of Mississippi, Gene (Joyce) Wetzel and Jim (Kay) Wetzel all of Arcanum; sister Marilyn (Mike) Keller of Greenville; sisters in law Rose Grishaber and Betty (Ed) Booth; brother in law Bob Grishaber an well as many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 PM Monday September 26, 2016 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Father Ken Baker officiating. The will be Full Military Honors conducted by the Greenville Veteran’s Honor Guard at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery Ft. Jefferson, Ohio. The family will receive friends on Monday from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM in the funeral home.
It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Cancer Association of Darke County.
Carl’s family would like to offer a very Special Thank-you for all the exceptional care received from Dr. John Haluschak and Dr. Shannon Kauffman, his Physicians Assistance Brendan Boyer and Dr. Rick Bowlin.
Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com