Marvin E. Wetzel, 80, was Master mason, Army vet

By on September 18, 2013

Marvin E. Wetzel, 80, of Calamus Estates and formerly of Lancaster Township, died at home Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013.

He was the husband of L. Romaine (Rhodes) Wetzel for 58 years. Romaine and her family are orginally from Ephrata. The couple married at Trinity Lutheran Church and lived in Ephrata for some time.

He served in the U.S. Army, Battery F, 515th Field Artillery Battalion during the Korean War.

Marvin was a Master Brick Mason. An excellent mechanic, he also worked with his father at the former Wetzel’s Garage, Salunga.

He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Millersville.

A member since 1962, Marvin was a life member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #596, Elizabethtown, and a member of The American Legion Post #945 and the Red Rose Lodge #16 Fraternal Order of Police.

Born in Lancaster, Marvin was the son of the late Floyd and Ellen (Kline) Wetzel. He is also survived by two daughters, Deborah Kaye married to Robert E. Bachman of Strasburg and Darla J. married to Jim Blaauw of Holtwood; a granddaughter, Rebecca L. married to Earl Berry of Willow Street; and a great-granddaughter, Chloe Marie.

Marvin will be interred in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Please omit flowers. Kindly consider sending a contribution in Marvin’s memory to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 222 N. George St., Millersville, PA 17551 or the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

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