Bob Wetherell (1941 - 2015)

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Bob Wetherell, 74, of Pana, passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2015, in his home.
Services were held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at McCracken-Dean Funeral Home in Pana. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Pana, with military rites accorded by the Pana Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation was held from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home, with Masonic rites at 7 p.m. Memorials: Sacred Heart School, P.O. Box 440, Pana, Ill. 62557. Online condolences may be expressed at
Mr. Wetherell was born on March 16, 1941, in Pana, the son of Louis D. and Dorothy Ellen Eybel Wetherell. He married Anna Marie Dudra in 1964, at St. Patrick's Parish Hall in Pana.
He was a 1959 graduate of Pana High School and lived his entire life in Pana. He served in the Army, and he retired from Firestone after 32 years. He enjoyed deer hunting and fishing, and was a big Chicago Cubs fan. He was a member of Pana Masonic Lodge A.F. & A.M., No. 226 and Pana Sportsman's Club.
He is survived by his wife; children, Michael L. Wetherell and fiancé Karen S. Marhsll, and Beth Ann and her husband Greg Holthaus, both of Pana; grandchildren, Zachary Robert Holthaus and his wife Kayleigh, Joseph Gregory Holthaus, Grace Anne Holthaus, John Patrick Michael Holthaus, Hannah Lewis and Daidre Lewis; and brother, James E. Wetherell and his wife Carole of Springfield.
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McCracken-Dean Funeral Home
308 E 2ND ST
PANA, IL 62557
(217) 562-2116
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Published in The Leader-Union from Apr. 8 to Apr. 15, 2015
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