John W. "Bud" Wetzel, 77

February 13, 2009

SEPT. 23, 1931-FEB. 11, 2009

INWOOD, W.Va. - John William "Bud" Wetzel, 77, of Inwood, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, W.Va.

Born Sept. 23, 1931, in Union Bridge, Md., he was the son of the late John Morris Wetzel and Lenora Davis Shifler.

He retired from Allegheny Energy after 44 years of service.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Taneytown, Md.

He was a member of VFW Post 8806 of Union Bridge.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Lois R. Clingan Wetzel; one daughter, Debra F. Wilson of East Berlin, Pa.; two sons, John W. Wetzel Jr. of Littlestown, Pa., and Jeffrey D. Wetzel of Winchester, Va.; one sister, Betty Lantz of Union Bridge; one brother, Robert Wetzel of Baltimore; five grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by one brother, Richard Wetzel.

Graveside services will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery in Taneytown. Pastor Charles R. Frederick will officiate.

The family will receive friends Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at South Berkeley Funeral Chapel in Inwood.

Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 33 W. Baltimore St., Taneytown, MD 21787.

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