Obituary – Wetzel, Leo Milton

Class of 1920

1920 PeromaYearbook Name
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Football Captain ’17-’20, Athenian ’20, Basketball ’20, Baseball ’16, Track ’16, Navy ’17-’18-’19, Business Manager Peroma and Perry Scope ’20, Glee Club ’20.

“At managing he won his fame
He played in every football game.”

Leo Milton Wetzel

September 22, 1897 – November 3, 1983

Leo Wetzel, 86, Morrison, long-time resident of the local area, died at 3 a.m. Thursday at Green Valley Nursing center where he was admitted Monday.

Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Morrison Christian church. Rev. Mark Clemons will officiate. Burial will be at Grace Hill cemetery under direction of Parker Funeral home.

Wetzel was born at Perry, Sept. 22, 1897. He was a 1920 graduate of Perry high school and attended Oklahoma State university. He and Nona Laughlin were married at Enid, April 28, 1942.

Wetzel served in the United States Navy during World War I and was a farmer-rancher until his retirement in 1975.

He was a member of the Morrison Christian church and the American Legion.

In addition to Mrs. Wetzel, of the home, survivors include three daughters, Bonnie Wetzel, Oklahoma City; Mrs. Olan (Dorcas) Mercer, Mustang; and Mrs. Jan (Charlene) Wells, Oak Ridge, Term.; one son, James Wetzel, Denton, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Nell Coldiron of Hawaii; and Mrs. Luticia Cathey, Roswell, N.M.; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.