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Jack Larry Wetzel
August 31, 1937 ~ August 1, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Jack Wetzel, 85 of Ft. Wayne, passed away in his home on Tuesday, August 1, 2023. He was born August 31, 1937, in Ft. Wayne, to Charles and Erma (Graft) Wetzel.
He graduated from St. Francis University with a master’s in education. Jack was a lifetime educator, retiring in 2000 from East Allen County Schools.
Jack married his first wife, Sharon Aukerman, on October 10, 1963. She proceeded him in death. Jack later married Patricia Majocchi on October 23, 2021, in Ossian, IN.
He was a member of the First Assembly Church of God in Ft. Wayne.
Survivors include his wife Patricia; son Timothy (Nikki) Wetzel, of Fort Wayne; daughters Kristine Wetzel, of Fort Wayne, and Shelly (Thomas) Drew, of Fort Wayne; Daughter-in-law Rose Wetzel, of Fort Wayne; stepchildren, Diana Martin, of Fort Wayne, Paula (Earl) Duncan of Avilla, Bryan Jacobi of Fort Wayne, and Robin (Zach) Zumbrun of Tennessee. Also surviving are grandchildren, Chloe Wetzel, Caleb Wetzel, Breanna Wetzel, Vincent Munoz, and Noah Drew; step grandchildren Adam Leon, Alexander Leon, Victoria Thiele, Allison Jacobi, Jake Jacobi, Evan Martin, Sadie Zumbrun, and Samantha Zumbrun.
Jack is preceded in death by his first wife Sharon; parents Charles and Erma; son Matthew Wetzel; and grandparents he was raised by Herman and Pearl Graft.
Funeral services will be at 11:00am, Friday, August 11, 2023, at Harper Funeral Homes, Avilla Chapel, 530 N Main St, Avilla. Pastor Jim Rea will officiate.
Burial will follow at Eel River Cemetery in Churubusco.
Visitation will also be held on Friday from 10:00 to 11:00am, at the funeral home.
Contributions in Jack’s memory may be directed to the Allen County Animal Control, or the First Assembly Church of God.
To sign the online guestbook or leave a condolence, visit www.harperfuneralhomes.com.