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Harold J. Wesselman

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Harold John Wesselman

94, died January 25, 2013 in Indianapolis. Harold was born December 22, 1918 in Evansville to Charles O. and Bertha Strupp Wesselman.

Mr. Wesselman is survived by his wife of 69 years, Mary Louise Masters Wesselman. He is also survived by his daughters, Linda Wesselman Jackson (Richard S, Jr.) of Lenox, MA and Mary Ann Wesselman of Frederick, MD.; his grandsons, Charles Wesley Stephanoff of Jacksonville, NC, Christopher John Stephanoff of Frederick, MD; and numerous nieces and nephews including Gordon Pittenger and wife Cindy of Indianapolis and their 3 children Kristen, Brooke, Scott and families. He was predeceased by his daughter, Julia, who died January 16, 2013, and brothers Harry and Charles.

He was a graduate of F J Reitz High School, received a bachelor's degree from Indiana University 1940 and a master's degree from Butler University in 1955. He worked as a Research Chemist for National Starch Products from 1940-44. He served in the US Navy during WWII. From 1946 until his retirement in 1980 he was employed as an analytical chemist with Eli Lilly.

During his college years he was a member of Sigma Nu. He was initiated into the Epsilon chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma in 1938 and held all chapter offices as well as in the Indianapolis Professional Chapter. In addition he was Director and past President of Scientech Club of Indianapolis; Director and Treasurer, D.J. Angus-Scientech Educational Foundation; Director and past President; Muscatatuck ARC; member and former Director, Sigma Nu Alumni Association of Indiana University; member American Pharmaceutical Assoc.; and a charter member of Epworth Methodist Church. He enjoyed computers, travel, gardening and was an avid collector of American stamps.

A memorial service will be held at Epworth Methodist Church on Monday, January 29 at 2:00. Visiting will be one hour before and after. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to The Taylor K. Magdzinski Recovery Fund, 3204 Woodhaven Way, Bargersville, IN 46106, St Vincent's Hospice or Epworth Methodist Church.

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Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Jan. 27, 2013
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