June 20, 1929 - December 19, 2020
Puyallup, Washington - THE TRAVELER IS TAKING HIS LAST JOURNEY
Dayton Carlton Wetzel born 20 June 1929 in Tacoma, Washington, the second son of Carl and Bernice(Bazzar) Wetzel, passed away 19 December 2020 in Puyallup, Washington at the age of 91.
Dayton graduated from Lincoln High School in Tacoma. After high school he went to Knapp Business College taking accounting and office management. He worked for 24 years at Fort Lewis(JBLM) and 6 years In Seoul, Korea, as the Chief Budget Analyst. Being in Korea inspired him to travel. He went to over 100 countries on 6 different continents.
Dayton retired at a young age,. He then entered the travel business escorting tour groups to Asia, Europe and Africa. Then he went to work part-time for the Pierce County Election Center. In his spare time he was a genealogy and gardening nut.
Dayton was predeceased by his parents and his brothers Clayton Andrew Wetzel and David Van Wetzel. He felt his brothers were his best friends. He was also predeceased by great-great Nephew Harrison Wetzel.
Dayton was survived by Sister-in-law K. Joyce Wetzel, his Nieces Kathleen Ortiz, Carla(Steve) Johnson, Cherie Wetzel, Kristina(Daren) Salstrom, Heather(Chris) Jackson, and his Nephews Clinton Wetzel and David(Marietta) Wetzel. Dayton is also survived by a host of cousins, great nieces and nephews and he had many friends.
There will be a Celebration of Life for Dayton on August 14, 2021 in the Aspen Chapel at Mountain View Cemetary at 2:30.
No flowers, please, if you wish, donate to MS focus or the Tacoma Rescue Mission in Dayton's name.
Published in & from Jun. 20 to Jun. 23, 2021.