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Allan R. Wetzel
"Al"

Company A-1

19 Aug 1938 - 9 May 2006

Place of Death: Crossville, TN

Interment: Arlington National Cemetery

It is with great regret and sorrow that I must notify you of the death of our Classmate, Al Wetzel, on May 9, 2006 in Crossville, TN.  Al was buried at Arlington National Cemetery on June 5, 2006.  He is survived by his wife, June; son and daughter-in-law, Allan Wetzel II and Cindy of Cedar Rapids, IA; daughters and son-in-law, JoAnne Wetzel of Knoxville and Kristia and James Ellis of Pikeville; and grandchildren, Trey Webb, Kyle Wetzel, Jack Wetzel, Danielle Wetzel, Samantha Ellis and Julie Ellis.

Condolences may be sent to the family at 1652 Hillendale Road, Crossville, TN 38572-3197. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Al may be made to the JROTC Program, c/o First United Methodist Church, PO Box 752, Crossville, TN  38557.

Remembrances:

Class Memorial Pages\A-1 Al Wetzell.pdf

Obituaries:

Col. (Ret.) Allan R. Wetzel, 67, of Crossville, passed away May 9, 2006. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, May 12, at First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Carl Thackston officiating. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery.

Col. Wetzel was born Aug. 19, 1938, in Green Bay, WI, the son of Herb and Irene Wetzel.

He was retired from the U.S. Army, attiring the rank of colonel. He was also a member of the First United Methodist Church. He enjoyed bicycling, gardening and loved to read, especially books of military science. He will be remembered for helping institute the JROTC program in place at Cumberland County High School.

Survivors include his wife, June Wetzel of Crossville; son and daughter-in-law, Allan Wetzel II and Cindy of Cedar Rapids, IA; daughters and son-in-law, JoAnne Wetzel of Knoxville and Kristia and James Ellis of Pikeville; and grandchildren, Trey Webb, Kyle Wetzel, Jack Wetzel, Danielle Wetzel, Samantha Ellis and Julie Ellis.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Gloria Wetzel.

The family has respectfully asked that donations be made to the JROTC program, c/o First United Methodist Church, PO Box 752, Crossville, TN 38557.

Hood Funeral Home and Crematory, LLC was in charge of the arrangements.

The Crossville Chronicle