Sharyn L. Wetzel
Sharyn Lee Wetzel, 69, Wisconsin Rapids, mother of an Amherst man, died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, after a long battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at John J. Buettgen Funeral Home in Schofield, with the Rev. Amanda Sampey officiating.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from noon Friday until the service.
Condolences may be offered online at www.HonorOne.com.
Mrs. Wetzel was born Feb. 2, 1947, in Ashland, a daughter of the late Leo Raymond and Doris Stoeckel Salawater. She moved with her parents to Eland at a young age. She grew up there and graduated from Wittenberg High School in 1965.
After graduation she attended Concordia Junior College in Milwaukee.
She was married to Steven Fine. He preceded her in death.
They moved to Las Vegas, Nev.
After his death, she moved back to Wisconsin and went to work for Lakeside Plywood during the day and attended North Central Technical College in Wausau at night.
She was married to Craig Wetzel in Wausau.
They moved to Madison, and she finished her college degree at Madison Area Technical College. They moved to Las Vegas, Nev., where she was employed as an accountant for many years. They became foster parents to a 15-month-old boy named Daniel in 1983, and they adopted him just before his second birthday.
In 1989, she went to work for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and started working in the jail at booking and releasing inmates and then became a law enforcement support technician in the fingerprint bureau. She retired in 1999 and moved back moved to Wisconsin.
She worked part-time for an employment agency, Joann’s Fabrics and Wausau Supply. She then did counted cross stitch for the magazine Counted Cross Stitch and Needlework published in Wisconsin by Herrschners.
Survivors include one son, Daniel Craig Wetzel, Amherst; one sister, Nancy (Ron) Salawater Cihlar, Mosinee; two brothers, Timothy Charles Salawater, Madison, and Scott Leo Salawater, Rothschild; two nieces; and two nephews.