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WETZEL, Stella Mae (Grice) passed away on Feb. 15, 2013, in Austin, Texas. She was 87 years old. Born at Fort Worden, Washington, August 23, 1925. She was one of three children born to Clarence F. Grice and Nettie Grice (Hoenig). Stella was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, John J. (Buzz) Wetzel Jr., her parents, and her sister Sylvia. Stella is survived by her five children: Jerry Wetzel (Edwina), John Wetzel (Janet), James Wetzel (Sandy), Jeff Wetzel (Sally), Jennifer Reinhart (James) and 11 grand children, Julie Stolzenburger (Ric), Misty Thackeray, Johnny Wetzel (Jennifer), Jamie Wetzel, Michael Wetzel, Sarah Wetzel, J.T. Reinhart, Caitlin Reinhart, Rebecca Reinhart, Ben Wetzel and Abigail Wetzel. 7 great grand children, Chelsea Stickleman, Jennifer Osborn (Brandon), Hunter Linebaugh, Zak Banks, Tanner Thackeray, Samantha Wetzel and Kris Wetzel, her sister Jane and numerous nieces and nephews. Stella will be greatly missed by all her children, grand children and great grand children and many friends in Middletown, Ohio, Vero Beach, Florida and Austin, Texas. Her ashes will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery in a private service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to your local cancer society.
Published in The Middletown Journal on Feb. 23, 2013