Jack Wessel

September 29th, 1923 to October 10th, 2012
Jesus took Jack F. Wessel to meet His Father on Wednesday, October 10, 2012. Jack was reunited with his wife of 52 years, Marcella (Beauchamp) Wessel, his grandson, Jeremy P. Russel, his parents, Arthur and Sophie Wessel and his sister, Mary (Wessel) Smith. He leaves behind a brother, Donald (Joyce) Wessel. He is survived by his children, Anne Marie (Emmet) Hannick, James (Jackie) Wessel, Mary (Richard) Russel and Paul (Lauri) Wessel. "Papa Jack" as he was known by his grandchildren will be missed by Rob Nichols, Dean, Jack Andrew (Sara), Amy, Stephen and Jeff Wessel, and Rick (Tara) Russel. He will always have a special place in the hearts of his great grandchildren, Kyle and Morgan Wessel, R.J. and Grace Russel, Addison Wessel and J.P. Russel. Jack will be missed by Jeremy's family, Deanna Russel, and her children, Blake and Savanna.

Jack was born in Montana on September 29, 1923. He celebrated his 89th birthday with his family and sure enjoyed the day. Jack was a true gentle and honest man with a strong faith, a love of family, an admirable work ethic, love of country and a strong sense of community. He taught these traits to his children and grandchildren by example.

You may have seen him walking the streets of Marysville and in his later years, you might have offered to give him a ride when you would see him on his walk. Thank you for that kindness. Jack proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was stationed in London. He was a member of American Legion Post #449. Jack was a certified turbine operator for Detroit Edison for 38 years. He loved to golf and taught Paul and Mary how to play, except he always went down the middle and they tend to stray. When Marcella was still with him, they would winter in Tucson, AZ. Jack was a member of the Tucson Mall Walkers and volunteered at Tucson General Hospital. Jack also volunteered every Tuesday morning for over 20 years at the Mid-City Nutrition Center in Port Huron. It was a true joy in his life to help his family and others.

Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be on Sunday, October 28, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.at the Marysville Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Christopher Catholic Church in Marysville, the church Jack attended for the past 65 years, at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 29, 2012. The Reverend Joseph Gagnon will officiate. Following the mass there will be a ceremony at Riverlawn Cemetery with military honors performed by St. Clair County Allied Veterans Council. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to St. Christopher Catholic Church or Mid-City Nutrition Center. Happy Walking Dad, we will miss you.

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