Robert Wetzel, 63 of Taylorville passed away Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 10:15 p.m. at  Barns Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.  He was born September 24, 1951 in Decatur, IL the son of Rheem and Carla (Thompson) Wetzel. He married Mary Lou Wallace on September 8, 1973 in Taylorville, IL.  He was the Praise and Worship Leader at Way of Life Church, a member of the Christian Motorcyclist Association and the NRA. He was saved as a young boy and from that day forward he served his heavenly father. He was a blessed man of God, dedicated Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Friend to all. He loved his family and grandchildren. His hobbies included tinkering on his 280 ZX and he was an avid gun enthusiast. His nickname was Dr. Bob because he could fix anything. After being diagnosed in August with Lymphoma, he faithfully fought for six months and ended well in the presence of the Father.

He is survived by his Wife: Mary Lou Wetzel of Taylorville, IL; Daughters: Michelle Wetzel of Taylorville, IL; Marleen (Glen) McIntyre of Mena, AR; Grandchildren: Kanah McIntyre of Sioux City, IA; Robert McIntyre of Mena, AR.; Levi McIntyre of Mena, AR; Silas McIntyre of  Mena, AR and Cameron Wetzel of Taylorville, IL; Parents: Rheem and Carla Wetzel of Taylorville, IL; Brothers: Rick (Marta) Wetzel Carterville, IL; Dean (Vicki) Wetzel of Blue Mound, IL and David (Julie) Wetzel Urbana, IL; Several Nieces and Nephews.

Celebration of life will be held Friday, February 20, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Stan Pratt officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL. Visitation will be held Thursday, February 19, 2015 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.

Memorials may be made to Wishes of the family C/O Sutton Memorial Home, 327 N. Clay St. Taylorville, IL 62568

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