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Norman Wetzel


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Norman Wetzel Obituary
Norman Leroy Wetzel, 82, of Union Bridge, died Sunday, February 23, 2014 at Carroll Hospital Center, after a lingering illness. Born December 16, 1931 in Legore, he was the son of the late Norman Argene and Virgie Grimes Wetzel. He was the husband of Patricia Frock Wetzel, his wife of 50 years. Mr. Wetzel served in the U.S. Army in the 3rd Armored Division, 813th Engineer Corps and in the 29th Division. He worked as a farmer, and was then employed by Mitchell Transport as a driver for 27 years, retiring in 1986. He was a life member of VFW Post 8806, Union Bridge and the Sportsmen's Club of Waynesboro, PA. He also held membership in the Thurmont AMVETS – Shangra La Post 7; Glen W. Eyler Post 282 American Legion, Woodsboro; and Fraternal Order of Eagles, Littlestown, PA. He enjoyed traveling and socializing with friends, fishing, crabbing, golfing and collecting memorabilia.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are son, Mark Allen Wetzel of Hanover, PA; grandchildren, Dustin, Derek and Dylan Wetzel, and Stacy Schubert; great-granddaughters, Lillie, Brittney, Madyson and Jayden Geppi; sister, Wanda Grimes of New Windsor; and brothers, Sam and Wilbur Wetzel, both of Union Bridge, and Stephen Wetzel of Hanover. He was predeceased by brothers, Lorn, Marshall and Jerry Wetzel.

The family will receive friends at Hartzler Funeral Home, Thursday, February 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 11 a.m. Rev. Richard L. Michael, pastor of St. James Lutheran Church, Union Bridge, will officiate. Military interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Union Bridge.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.hartzlerfuneralhome.com.
Published Online in The Frederick News-Post on Feb. 25, 2014 Published in Print in The Frederick News-Post on Feb. 25, 2014
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