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Kennith Eugene Wetzel
8 FEB 1948 - 31 DEC 2013
Kennith Eugene Wetzel, 65, of Moberly went home to his Lord on Tuesday, December 31, 2013. He passed peacefully at his home after a two year battle with Myelodysplastic Syndrome, Myelofibrosis, and Leukemia.
Kennith was born at home on February 8th, 1948 in Myrtle, MO. He was the first child of Wayland and Delores (Sanders) Wetzel.
Kennith was married to Michelle Clark and they have two children, Melissa and Kristopher.
After an honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy, serving 1968-1972, he started his career in law enforcement with the Moberly Police Department in 1974. Kennith then went to work for the Missouri Department of Corrections in 1979, retiring as Chief Investigator in 2003.
Kennith was a member of Coates Street Presbyterian Church.He was also a member of the M. Graham Clark Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. Kennith, an avid outdoorsman, loved hunting and fishing. He was an excellent photographer, sharing the beauty of Nature with friends and family through his amazing photos.
Kennith is survived by his wife of the home, and children Melissa Wetzel and Kristopher Wetzel; grandchildren Kyle, Alisabeth, and Victoria Wetzel, Nathaniel Weant, and Ryan Brooks; brother Gary Wetzel and wife Cristi; half brother Norval Ray; brothers-in-law Blaine Clark and wife Nancy and Bobby Boling and wife Laura, as well as a Special Grandmother Clara Young, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins;He was preceeded in death by both parents and half siblings Eddie Ray and Deanna (Ray) Clair, as well as mother-in-law Earlene Boling and husband Charles, and father-in-law Howard Clark;
Services celebrating Kennith’s life were held Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Pathway Memorial Funeral Home. Interment followed with full Naval Military Honors at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville.
Compatriot Wetzel's wife, Michelle, is a DAR member. COM Wetzel's patriot ancestor is Capt. James Newell,
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