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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