Harry Vernon Wetzel, Jr. of Irwin, Iowa passed away peacefully Friday, February 6, 2015 at the age of 91.
Born on March 22, 1923 at home in Crawford County, IA to parents Helen and Harry Wetzel Sr. When Harry was 9 his family moved to Irwin, IA where he lived with his parents and siblings; Doris (Jack) Mellernie, Helene Barratt, Wilbur (Marcie) Wetzel, Norma (Dick) Griffen and Alys Joy Haugen.
In 1940 Harry graduated from Irwin High School and continued working on the family farm south of Irwin, IA. Harry and his brother Wilbur worked the farm for 45 years together. On February 10, 1987 Harry wed Donna Holt Fiscus in Las Vegas, NV. Together they resided in Irwin, Iowa and wintered in Weslaco, Texas.
Besides his love for farming and raising livestock, Harry enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, fishing with his friends, playing cards, playing pool and woodworking.
Harry is survived by his loving daughters Dawnene (Paul) Bowers and Rogene DeMarce, his grandchildren Justina Rienzo, Brock DeMarce, Jerad, Derek and Brennen Bowers, seven great grandchildren and many extended grandkids. He is further survived by his sisters Norma Griffen and Alys Joy Haugen, other relatives and dear friends.
A Memorial Service will be celebrated at 11:00 am Saturday, February 14, 2015 at the Church of Christ Irwin, Iowa. Visitation will be at church from 10:00 am until the time of the Service. Final rest will be in the Harlan Cemetery.