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Warren G. WetzlerApril 3, 1925 ~ August 5, 2017 (age 92)
Warren G. Wetzler, 92, of Aberdeen, passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017, at Bethesda Home of Aberdeen.
His memorial service will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary & Crematory, 414 5th Avenue NW, Aberdeen, with Pastor Derek Baum of First United Methodist Church officiating.
A luncheon and time of fellowship will follow the service at Schriver’s Memorial Fellowship Center.
Warren’s wishes were to be cremated with interment taking place at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery in Aberdeen.
No visitation will take place prior to the service. Friends may sign Warren’s online guestbook and also view his service via the live stream service link at www.schriversmemorial.com.
Memorials are preferred by the family.
Warren G. Wetzler was born on April 3, 1925, in Forbes, ND to John and Myrtle (Haberman) Wetzler. He was raised in the Forbes area and attended grade school at Frederick and Northville, SD. When Warren was a teenager, he moved to Washington, where he worked in the shipyards and did welding during World War II. He then moved to Aberdeen and drove for the city bus line.
Warren was united in marriage to Phyllis Anne Barr on December 26, 1946, in Aberdeen. The couple made their home in Northville, where Warren farmed and drove truck for many years. After retiring, Warren and Phyllis moved to Warner and he continued driving truck well into his 80s. The couple spent many winters in Arizona. They loved listening to Lawrence Welk and enjoyed going dancing every weekend. Warren and Phyllis raised five children and shared over 67 years of marriage before she passed away on July 26, 2014. Warren was residing in Aberdeen at the time of his death.
Warren was a member of the Aberdeen Lions Club. In his spare time he loved refinishing and restoring old cars as well as attending stock car races and auctions at the sale barn. He also enjoyed many years of fishing at Akaska.
Grateful to have shared in Warren’s life are his children: Jerry (Nancy Rude) Wetzler of Redfield, SD, Keith (Barb) Wetzler of Northville, SD, Neal Wetzler of Rapid City, SD, Joan (Steve) Johnson of Visalia, CA, and Tom (Hidie) Wetzler of Nisland, SD; 15 grandchildren: Travis Wetzler, Sarah Jensen, Amanda Henstein, Patrick Wetzler, Lance Wetzler, Ross Wetzler, Wade Wetzler, Holly Backous, Haley Wetzler, Jill Gormley, Carrie Schlosser, Crystal Torrez, Colt Wetzler, Heath Wetzler and Corey Hannah; 27 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Kenneth Wetzler of Aberdeen and Willis (Stacey) Wetzler of Longmont, Co; one sister, Shirlie (Delbert) Lunzman of Aberdeen; and one brother-in-law, James (Vonnie) Barr of Sioux Falls, SD.
Warren is preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis; his parents, John and Myrtle; one sister, Jean Wiedemann; four brothers-in-law: Dale Wiedemann, Earl Barr, Jack Barr, and Gene Barr; and one sister-in-law, Irene Wetzler.