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Daily Item Obituaries

April 3, 2013

Nelson O. “Pinky” Wetzel, 102, Pitman

PITMAN — Nelson Oscar “Pinky” Wetzel, 102, of Pitman, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital.

He was born March 25, 1911, in Pitman, a son of the late William and Lillian (Erdman) Wetzel. On July 20, 1940, he married the former Kathryn Heim Wetzel, who survives. They celebrated 72 years of marriage.

Pinky worked as a farmer, painter, coal miner and state employee and retired from the Hatter Coal Co., where he was employed as a truck driver.

He was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Congregational Church, Pitman, and the Mahantango Fire Company.

Pinky enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping and gardening.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Jackson and Judy Wetzel, of Herndon, Roger and Barbara Wetzel, of Valley View, and Bruce Wetzel, of Pitman; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Myles, Roy and Woodrow Wetzel.

A viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at St. Paul’s E.C. Church, Pitman, followed by the funeral at 11 with Pastor Todd Wolfe officiating.

Interment will follow in Zion E.C. Cemetery, Pitman.

Contributions in Pinky’s memory may be made to St. Paul’s E.C. Church, 172 Ridge Road, Pitman, PA 17964.

The Stephen R. Rothermel Funeral Home, Klingerstown, has charge of the arrangements. To sign the online guest book, visit www.srrfh.com.

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