Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Dwight A. Wetz

Dwight A. Wetz, age 74, of Shelby, died Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at Med Central Mansfield Hospital.

Dwight was born on December 22, 1938 in Shelby, the son of the late Fausten and Hazel (Cotter) Wetz. He was a 1957 graduate of Shelby High School where he was a gifted football player, earning the nickname “The Talented Toe.” Dwight served in the United States Army and retired from Uforma in Shelby where he was a shipping clerk.  He also worked many years at Shelby Marathon. Dwight was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Shelby and was a past member of the Shelby American Legion. He loved to bowl, enjoyed golfing and picking elderberries, and was avid sports fan. He especially enjoyed any sporting event that involved his beloved Shelby Whippets. Never meeting a stranger, Dwight was a friend to all.

Dwight is survived by: his wife, Sue (Henry) Wetz, whom he married on August 15, 1959; 2 daughters: Pamela (Roger) Lynch, Julie (Dan) Hensley both of Shelby; 4 grandchildren: Andrew (fiancé, Sierra) Ensman, Chris (Mandy) Ensman, Sarah (Donnie) Adkins, Kelsi (fiancé, Jason) Lynch; 6 great grandchildren: Trinity Lynch, Ayden Ensman, Zachary Hopewell, Savannah Adkins, Mikey, Riley; 6 step grandchildren: Scott (Angie) Lynch, Joy Lang, Christine Lynch, Jason (Anna) Hensley, Nikki (John) Goldbach, Chuck Hensley; a brother, Donald (Louise) Wetz of Shelby; a sister-in-law: Eileen Wetz of Shelby; numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Dwight was preceded in death by: a grandson, Zachary Lynch in 2009; 2 brothers: Kenneth Wetz and Robert Wetz.

Family and friends are invited to the Shelby American Legion for a time of remembrance and fellowship on Saturday, June 15, 2013 from 1-4 PM. Memorial contributions can be made to Med Central Hospice. Care provided by the Turner Funeral Home in Shelby.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Linda LaGoy says:

    Aunt Sue, Pam, Julie and families,
    Shim and I are saddened to hear of Uncle Dwight’s passing. We know the last several months have not been easy. Our hearts are filled with sympathy for all of you and wish you peace in knowing the suffering is over.
    ~Linda and Shim

  2. Beverly Argo Weakland says:

    Sue, so sorry to hear about the passing of Dwight. I have thought of you both quite often, just know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

  3. Karen Cooke says:

    Aunt Sue, Pam, Julie,
    I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Dwight’s passing. He fought a long battle and now is at peace. Please know I am thinking of all of you and extend my sympathy to your families.

  4. Karen Calino says:

    My heart hurts for you and your family. Sure will miss Dwight, as will so many others. He touched many lives and was such a joy to be around. God be with you during this time and the days ahead. May God’s love surround you.

    Prayes & Hugs – Karen

  5. Bob and Jackie Felter says:

    Sue, Pam Julie and family,
    Bob and I are so sorry to hear of your loss of your husband and father. We have known and loved Dwight for years. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you during this sad time. Dwight fought a long hard battle and is in peace now. Cherish all the wonderful memories.

  6. Betty Adkins says:

    Julie, so sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Our prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time.

  7. Kim Nickelson Yatsko says:

    Sue, Pam and Julie – My heart is so heavy as I think about the loss of your husband and father. It’s so hard when our loved ones leave us. Having known all of you all of my life, I have such good memories of times spent together as families. Whether it was at the lake, the bowling alley or someone’s house for cards, there was always so much laughter and happiness. And the one thing I remember most about Dwight was the love he had for his family. He was the happiest man I think I have ever known, always smiling. I pray that God comforts you and gives you strength as you deal with your loss. God bless you all. Love, Kim and Mark.

  8. Judy and Gene Moore says:

    Sue and Family,
    sorry to here of your loss, our prayers are with you and family.

  9. Lance Webb says:

    Dwight was a very kind funny all around good guy. All memories I have of Dwight are good. I sure miss being in the garage with Zach and him always coming out and talking to us. Or many times I would stop at the gas station and just talk to him.

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