Wetzel, Sheila Faye, Ithaca, Michigan


Passed away at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, on Sunday, May 24, 2015. Age 71 years. Sheila was born on November 2, 1943 in Alma, to Jerry and Dorothy (Schlarf) Derry. She married David Wetzel on May 19, 1962 in Ithaca. She enjoyed painting, playing golf, making ceramics, and cooking. She collected R.S. Prussia glassware. She enjoyed watching old country western movies and reading cookbooks. She loved animals, especially dogs. She also enjoyed listening to music, especially Elvis Presley, Kenny Rogers, and Reba McEntire. Her favorite song was “My Way.” But what she loved most of all was her family, especially her grandchildren. Sheila is survived by her husband of 53 years, David Wetzel; her daughter, Staci Couch, of Mt. Pleasant; her grandchildren, Alexandra Couch, Matthew Couch,Taylor Lent (fiance Luke Root), and Jordan Lent; her sister, Sharon Henderson; her sister-in-law, Helen (Mike) VanGoethem; brother-in-law, Mike (Stevie) Wetzel; nieces and nephews, Steve and Terri Ball, Brad and Tammy Schaub, Tom and Theresa Richter, Chris and Michelle Rinard, Curt Wetzel, David and Linda VanGoethem, and John and Kristina VanGoethem; and her beloved dog, Harley. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Patti Lent; her parents, Dorothy and Jerry Derry; her adoptive parents, Ray and Mabel Willert; her father and mother-in-law, Bob and Sarah Wetzel; and her brother-in-law, Dr. Bill Henderson. Funeral services will be Friday, May 29, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the Edgewood Church of God, with Pastor Dave Perry officiating. Burial will be in the Ithaca Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday, May 28, 2015 from 4-7 p.m. at Barden Funeral Home, in Ithaca. Memorial contributions may be made to Ithaca Fire and Rescue or to Edgewood Church of God. www.bardenfuneralhome.com