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submitted by Melva Taylor

The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois
July 28, 1956 - Saturday, pg 2 col 2


Harry L. Wetzell Dies In Hospital Friday

Harry Leslie Wetzell, 70, 500 3rd Ave., Rock Falls, died at 7:45 p.m. Friday at Community General Hospital where he had been a patient the past 16 weeks. He was a resident of this city since 1913.

The body was taken to the Wheelock Funeral Home where friends may call fter 7 p.m. Saturday. Services will be conducted from the funeral home at 4:30 p.m. Sunday by Rev. Harry E. Shiffer, pastor of the Rock Falls Christian Church. Burial will be in the Tampico Memorial Cemetery.

Harry L. Wetzell was born Nov. 22, 1885 in Hume Township, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wetzell. He was a member of the Yorktown Masonic Lodge 655, located in Tampico, the past 45 years.

Surviving are four brothers, John L., William H. and Oscar P., all of Tampico and Lloyd of Long Bech, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Henry (Rebecca) Olds and Miss Lillian Wetzell, both of Rock Falls; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, James F. and Christian; and three sisters, Miss Rena Wetzell, Mrs. Jennie Milligan and Miss Lola Wetzell.


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