Monday, September 27, 2004

William David Wetzel (1930-2004)

For seventy-four years, William David Wetzel lived in Locustdale, Pennsylvania. On September 27, 2004 he was called home to heaven to be with his Savior. The son of John and Dorothy Wetzel, Bill was born on June 16, 1930. In 1948, Bill "Lefty" Wetzel graduated from Conyngham Township High School where he lettered multiple times in soccer, basketball and baseball. Upon graduation, Bill joined the United States Navy. After his discharge, he returned home to the Dale to marry the love of his life, Mamie Evans. For the next fifty-three years, the pair were inseparable, serving as a shining example of what married love can be. Together they raised three children. Bill spent most of his working life at Wetzel's Service Station in Locustdale. He was a lifelong, active member of Zion's Reformed United Church of Christ. Whether working or playing, William Wetzel always had a song in his heart and a smile on his lips.

Bill is survived by his wife Mamie, his sons, Lee and Jerry, and his daughter Lisa Dinger. He is also survived by five grandchildren Tom Wetzel, Rebecca Wetzel, Katy (Wetzel) Underwood, Dana (Dinger) Rice, Samantha Dinger and countless friends.

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