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 Francis Timms “Frank” Wetzel

Francis Timms “Frank” Wetzel

Birth
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death 14 Mar 1992 (aged 67)
Utah, USA
Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot East Park_194_8
Memorial ID 155642 · View Source
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DEATH: F.T. "FRANK" WETZEL
Deseret News, The (Salt Lake City, UT) - Tuesday, March 17, 1992
Our beloved Francis Timms Wetzel, passed away on March 14, 1992 at the age of 67.

He was born on October 9, 1924 in Salt Lake City, Utah, the son of Francis Fenton Wetzel and Maryann Edith Timms Wetzel. He married June Rasmussen in Elko, Nevada and was later divorced although they remained devoted friends. He attended East High School and graduated from the University of Utah Law School where he received a Doctorate of Law degree. He was a highly-decorated fighter pilot having served in the Army Air Corps in World War II and the U.S. Air Force in the Korean Conflict where he flew 100 missions. In peacetime he served as Staff Judge Advocate for the 151st Military Airlift Group. He retired a Colonel from the Utah Air National Guard. He was employed by the Equitable Life Insurance Co. and the Salt Lake County Attorney's Office, and served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney. The last years of his life were spent in private practice.

He is survived by children, Francis R. and wife Theresa J. Wetzel, Kathleen W. and husband Steven B. Elam, all of Salt Lake City; Thomas G. Wetzel, Rock Springs, Wyo.; and Robert R. Wetzel, New York City, New York; grandchildren, Nicole Lee Wetzel, Victoria Wetzel, Francis ``Teller'' Wetzel, and Aaron Lee Elam; his beloved mother, Edith; and sisters Jane W. Meals and Virginia W. Lamb; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, all also of Salt Lake City. He was preceded in death by his father, Frank; infant son, William Clyde; and infant grandson, Alex David Peterson.

Graveside services Wednesday, March 18, 1 p.m., Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 1342 East 500 South, under the direction of Larkin Mortuary.


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  • Imported from: UT State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 155642
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Francis Timms “Frank” Wetzel (9 Oct 1924–14 Mar 1992), Find A Grave Memorial no. 155642, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Utah State Historical Society (contributor 4) .