Vernon David Wetzel

December 13, 1943 ~ February 21, 2020 (age 76)



Vernon “Vern” D. Wetzel, 76 of Dannebrog, passed away on Friday, February 21, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his family. 

Funeral Services will be 10:30 A.M on Monday, March 2, 2020 at the Northridge Assembly of God Church, 3025 Independence Avenue in Grand Island. Interment will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Grand Island. Pastor Mark Oberbeck and Don Shuda will be officiating. 

Visitation will be from 2-5 P.M. Sunday, March 1, 2020 at the Northridge Assembly of God Church in Grand Island. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family to be designated at a later date. To honor Vern’s wishes, the family is requesting casual attire. 

Vernon was born on December 13, 1943 to Vernon E. and Evelyn (Fleshman) Wetzel in Grand Island. He grew up in Grand Island and attended school at District 30. He was united in marriage to Terese (Terry) Gravel on March 9, 1963. Together they raised five children: David, Michael, Tammy, Timothy, and Craig.

He was an ironworker with Local 21 for 34 years. He also worked for Tom Fagan, various other farmers, and worked the last 10 years with his sons for Wetzel Manure Company. Vernon enjoyed team roping, gambling, and attending his grand-children’s activities. His greatest enjoyment in life was spending time with his family.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Terese “Terry” Wetzel of Dannebrog; four children, David Wetzel of Dannebrog, Mike Wetzel of Dannebrog and his friend, Dianne Danhauer, Tammy and Daron Mamot of St. Libory, Craig and Deon Wetzel of Palmer; daughter-in-law, Sadie Wetzel of Cairo; brother-in-law, Larry Lorenzen of Grand Island; 14 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.

Vernon was preceded in death by his parents; Vernon E. “Jake” and Evelyn Wetzel; son, Tim Wetzel; sisters, Betty Wetzel, Helen Bruss, Linda Lorenzen, and brother, John Wetzel.

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March 1, 2020

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Northridge Assembly of God Church (Grand Island)

Funeral Service
March 2, 2020

10:30 AM
Northridge Assembly of God Church (Grand Island)

March 2, 2020

11:30 AM
Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Grand Island

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