Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Donald J. Wetzel
Service: September 17, 2014
Donald J. Wetzel
Donald J. Wetzel, 83, of Watertown, passed away Sunday morning, September 14, 2014 at Marquardt Health Center in Watertown.
Funeral services for Don will be held on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 11 a.m. at St. Mark’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Watertown with Rev. Karl Walter officiating. Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery in Watertown.
Relatives and friends may call to pay their respects at the church on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials would be appreciated to the church.
Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Donald John Wetzel was born on the family farm in Watertown on June 16, 1931, son of Lester and Leona (Dobrick) Wetzel.
Don served in the United States Navy, during the Korean Conflict, from 1952-1956 with his brother Kenneth, on the USS Helena.
On June 29, 1957, he married Janice B. Kaul at St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown by Rev. Gerhard Redlin.. Jan preceded him in death on July 2, 2012.
He worked at Lindberg Heavy Duty in Watertown for 38 years retiring in 1994. Don was a member of St. Mark’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Watertown, and enjoyed watching the Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers.
Don is survived by his son, Wayne D. Wetzel of Watertown; step-daughter, Joyce Boden of Johnson Creek;
numerous step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren; two brothers, Kenneth (Dolly) of Watertown and Dale (Ellie) of Waterloo; a sister-in-law LaVerne Zietlow of Hustisford, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; and a step-son Jerry Boden.

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