Ervin E. Wetzel

Ervin E. Wetzel departed this life May 21, 2019 at Shawano Health Services. He was born the fourth of five children to parents Henry and Katharina (Magewske) Wetzel in the Town of Gillett, Oconto County, on August 24, 1919.

He was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Gillett and graduated from Gillett High School. He served during WWII in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945 with assignments in New Zealand, Australia, India, North Africa, Italy, West Africa, and Brazil. He graduated from Milwaukee Vocational School as a machinist apprentice and worked for Kerney & Trecker / Giddings & Lewis, Milwaukee his entire career until his retirement.

Ervin particularly enjoyed round dancing and square dancing. He also made many trips back to northeast Wisconsin to visit friends and relatives and assist with farming activities.

Ervin is survived by nephews Eugene Schultz, Shawano WI and Allen (Mary) Schultz, Powell TN.

Friends and relatives may call on the family on Friday, May 31, 2019 from 10 to 11 AM at LEGACY FUNERAL CHAPELS (108 E. Main Street, Gillett, WI 54124). Funeral services will follow at 11 AM with Ervin’s grandnephew, Vicar Adam Schultz, officiating the service. Burial with full military honors will follow at Wanders Rest Cemetery, Gillett WI.

The family wishes to thank the staff and caregivers of Shawano Health Services for their compassionate care of Uncle Ervin.

 

Services

Visitation

Friday, May 31st, 2019

10 to 11 AM

Legacy Funeral Chapels

108 East Main St.

Gillett, WI 54124

Funeral Service

Friday, May 31st, 2019

11 AM

Legacy Funeral Chapels

108 East Main St.

Gillett, WI 54124

Graveside Service

Friday, May 31st, 2019

12 Noon

Wanderer’s Rest Cemetery

South Elm Ave.

Gillett, WI 54124

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