Wetzel, Emil W. (1894 -1973)

Obit: Wetzel, Emil W. (1894 -1973)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
E-mail: dolores@wiclarkcountyhistory.org 

Surnames: Wetzel, Reetz, Roehl, Wiesner, Mohr, Nemitz, Meihack, Holling, Skroch, Tresemer,
Schoenherr, Lindloff

----Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., WI) 1/13/1973

Wetzel, Emil W. (18 November 1894 – 11 January 1973) With Flag

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church for Emil W. Wetzel, 78, of rural route, Neillsville, who died early Thursday, Jan. 11, at Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Norman W. Lindloff will officiate and burial will take place in the Neillsville City Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Georgas Funeral Home, beginning at 9 a.m., Friday.

Mr. Wetzel was born November 18, 1894, in the Town of Weston, Clark County, and was educated there and in Neillsville schools. As a young man he did farm work. He enlisted in the Army on April 29, 1918, at Camp Grant, Ill., and received his discharge at Camp Eagle Pass, Texas, Sept. 23, 1919, after serving in Company Co. K, Third Infantry, and then returned to faming and also had worked as a carpenter for many years. He was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Church.

His marriage to the former Meta Reetz took place on Oct. 17, 1930 at Winona, Minn.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Clifford (Hazel) Roehl, Mrs. Leo (Florence) Wiesner and Mrs. Kenneth (Karen) Mohr, all of Neillsville; two sons, Walter and Raymond, both of Neillsville; three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Nemitz and Mrs. Sarah Meihack, both of Neillsville and Mrs. Marie Holling, Livingston, Mont., two brothers, William of Dublin, Calif., and Otto of Neillsville and 10 grandchildren.

Two brothers, Gust and August and one grandchild preceded him in death.

In the next week’s issue of the paper:

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church for Emil W. Wetzel, 78, Route 3, Neillsville. The Rev. Norman W. Lindloff officiated, and burial was made in the Neillsville City Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Everett Skroch, Ronnie Meihack, Art Nemitz, August Nemitz, Eddie Tresemer and Louie Nemitz.

Eddie Schoenherr sang, “I’m But a Stranger Here,” and “For Me To Live is Jesus.” 



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