WESSELS, REVEREND, DOCTOR MARC A., 59, passed away in St. Louis.
Dr. Wessels was born in Bristol, CT to the late Ralph and Jean Wessels. Marc was the Associate Conference Minister for the Missouri Mid- South United Church of Christ Conference, and had recently been named the Conference Minister of the South Dakota United Church of Christ Conference. Marc served in churches in Australia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Indiana and Louisville. In addition, he began the Disciples of Christ Church at Luther Luckett Correctional Complex in LaGrange. Marc had two passions, animal rescue, especially Irish Setters, and space studies. Dr. Wessels was the founder of Space Exploration Archives and wrote numerous articles for the Courier-Journal and national magazines.
He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Farmer Wessels; stepchildren, Taylor Bell and Meredith Bell; sister-in law, Kathy Farmer Jenkins; mother-in law, Mary Lloyd Farmer; and his two Irish Setter companions, Kumara and Scarlett.
Memorial services for Dr. Wessels will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Ratterman Funeral Home, 3711 Lexington Road in St. Matthews. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Save Our Setters, Inc. www.RattermanS.com
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Published by Courier-Journal on Jul. 28, 2013.