Loren Lonas Wetzel, age 76, was born May 6, 1936 in Myrtle, Missouri, to Loren B. and Delphia F. (Phenix) Wetzel. He passed away November 30, 2012 in Kabul Nursing Home, Cabool, Missouri.
He married Jean Parker and they had three children, Loren Dwayne, Shelby Lee and Sabra Kim. He later married Jean Gibson; Jean had three children: Jerry Lee Gibson, Kurt Allen Gibson, Penny Jean Gibson. He and Jean had one child, Steven Brett Wetzel.
Loren was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Richard Wetzel; and two sisters, Donna Offuit and baby Lola Wetzel, a twin that died at the age of ten months.
He is survived by Loren Dwayne, Shelby Lee, Sabra Kim, Jerry Lee Gibson, Kurt Allen Gibson, Penny Jean Gibson and Steven Brett Wetzel; one brother, James Wetzel and wife Lola; four sisters, Glenda Adkisson and husband Lehman, Ina Lee, Betty Ingle and husband Kenneth, and Lucy Smith; several grandchildren, and numerous other relatives.
Loren said, “I had a good life, a lot of friends, came from a good family.” He lost his “best friend,” Ruth Williamson, on November 29, 2010.
Loren lived life to the fullest. He will be missed by friends and family who knew him.
No services are planned at this time. His wishes were to be cremated. Arrangements were under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.