Charles William Wetzer
OBITUARY: The Mt. Vernon Register News published the following
on 5 July 1997 which read:
Charles William (Bill) Wetzer, 79, of Route 1, Opdyke, died
7:55 p.m. July 3, 1997, at his home. He was a retired truck
driver for the Spector Freight Company.
Mr. Wetzer was born Sept. 7, 1917, in Mt. Vernon, a son of John
and Goldie (Thompson) Wetzer. May 20, 1951, in Piggott, Ark., he
married Alyce E. Thomas who died Nov. 1, 1995.
Services will be 1 p.m. Sunday at the Hughey Funeral Home with the
Rev. Everett Lemay and Fr. Melvin Vandeloo officiating. Burial will
be in the Woodlawn-Oddfellows Cemetery in Woodlawn. Military graveside
rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post 141 of Mt. Vernon.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Hughey Funeral Home.
Mr. Wetzer is survived by two daughters, Judith and husband Bo Casserberg
of Knife River, Minn., and Dana Duva of Tucson, Ariz.; six grandchildren;
two great-grandchildren; three sisters, Anna Hill of Mt. Vernon, Velma
Dare of Little Rock, Ark., and Ruth Hodges of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; one
sister-in-law, Lois Hodge of Mt. Vernon; and several nieces and nephews.
He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, the American Legion
Post 141 of Mt. Vernon, VFW Post 1376 of Mt. Vernon, Mt. Vernon Moose Lodge
755, Mt. Vernon Eagles Lodge and the Mt. Vernon Gun & Sportsman Club.
Mr. Wetzer was also a member of the military funeral detail at American Legion
Post 141 for many years. Mr. Wetzer is preceded in death by his parents,
wife and three sisters.
For those who wish, memorials may be made to the Hospice Program at the
Good Samaritan Regional Health Center and will be accepted at the funeral
home. For further information you may call Hughey Funeral Home at 242-3348.
Submitted by "Family Links"
March 28, 2002