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Jack Verlin Wetzel

Posted By Scott Hanes On July 21, 2019 @ 1:32 pm In Obituaries | 8 Comments

Wetzel Jack

Jack Verlin Wetzel, 91 of Fremont, OH passed away surrounded by his family on Friday, July 19, 2019 at Valley View Healthcare. He was born on March 18, 1928 in Fremont, OH to Will and Fern (Karr) Wetzel.

Jack served in the US Marine Corps from October 12, 1948 until July 26, 1949 and was honorably discharged. He married Sue (Sylvester) Batesole in 1982 in Upper Sandusky and she survives. Jack worked as a heavy equipment operator for Gottron Brothers Company for thirty-nine years and worked for Sleepy Hollow Golf Course as general maintenance for twenty-two years. He was a former member of Memorial Evangelical United Brethren Church, VFW, Eagles and Moose. Jack enjoyed fishing, hunting and watching many sports. He was an avid Fremont Ross Little Giants Football fan, holding season tickets for sixty-six years. Jack was also an avid Ohio State Buckeyes and Cincinnati Bengals fan. In his younger years, he coached youth recreational baseball and was involved in scouting. Jack loved attending sporting events for his grandchildren. He will be remembered as someone who would lend a helping hand to anyone in need and was a friend to many.

Jack is survived by his wife of thirty-seven years, Sue Wetzel, Fremont, OH; children, Diana K. (Mike) Ruland, The Villages, FL, Jack V. Wetzel, Jr., Fremont, OH, Scott A. (Lee Ann) Wetzel, Norwalk, OH, Judy (Tony Conrad) Lowe, Clyde, OH; step children, Laurie (Dick) Newlove, Bowling Green, OH, Kelly (Christopher) Calmes, Fremont, OH, Timothy (Kris) Batesole, Bellevue, OH; sister, Sue (Robert) Seils, Fremont, OH; grandchildren, Tammy (Dave) Fellenstein, Angela (Greg) Brack, Jonathan Ruland, Jason Martin, Adam (Kimberly) Wetzel, Andrew ( Erika) Wetzel, Matthew (Dani Ragen) Lowe, Nathan (Kasey) Lowe, Jenna Calmes, Jillian (Brandon Kinn) Calmes, Kenneth, Nicholas and Emily Batesole; seven great grandchildren, nine step great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother and six sisters.

Visitation: Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St, Fremont, OH 43420.

Service: Friday, July 26, 2019, 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with an hour of visitation prior to service. Pastor Ann Marshall of St. Peter Evangelical Lutheran Church of Norwalk, OH will be officiating. A Military Service provided by the VFW will follow.

A private burial service will be held by the family at a later date at Four Mile House Cemetery, Fremont, OH.

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#1 Condolence By Tim & Linda Merrill On July 21, 2019 @ 7:38 pm

Sue, Sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. He was a heck of a good Guy, and you both made a nice couple. Jack could sure smoke a Turkey, my Family enjoyed a few of them. Hugs and Love to you, and our condolence to Jack’s Family. Tim & Linda Merrill

#2 Condolence By linda gegorski On July 22, 2019 @ 2:26 pm

Sincere sympathy to all the family with thoughts/prayers!!

#3 Condolence By Geralyn Sylvester Barnette On July 25, 2019 @ 1:52 am

So sorry SueAnn to hear of Jack’s death. Praying for you and your family!! Love you! Geralyn Sylvester Barnetteā¤

#4 Condolence By Bob Hahn On July 22, 2019 @ 7:47 pm

Sue,my thoughts and prayers go out to you and the whole family!
Jack was a great guy! May you RIP,Jack!

#5 Condolence By The Broz Family On July 23, 2019 @ 12:08 am

Dear Wetzel Family, So sorry to hear of your loss. We are praying for peace and comfort during this difficult time. Very Sincerely, Janet, Ken, Hayden, and Landon Broz

#6 Condolence By Associated Buyers Inc. On July 23, 2019 @ 1:16 pm

With Deepest Sympathy to the Wetzel Family.

May loving memories bring comfort to you in this time of sadness.

Associated Buyers Employees and Their Families
Edward, Sandra and Donald L. Schultz

#7 Condolence By Michelle A Hoffert On July 23, 2019 @ 5:12 pm

Sue, John and I send our thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Our deepest sympathies and love.

#8 Condolence By Laura R Weichel On July 23, 2019 @ 11:40 pm

My condolences to Sue and Jacks family. He was a good man and one of the best neighbors you could ever have! He will be missed by many. Rest in peace.


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