Date of death: 7/20/2011

Saint Meinrad Class: O 1961

Mr. Wessel passed away at his home. He was born at Ferdinand on December 22, 1935 to Raymond and Lorena (Denning) Wessel. He married Linda Jones Kaiser on October 8, 1999.Surviving are his wife, Linda Kaiser Wessel; daughters Karen Rush of Aurora, CO, Karla Schuetter of Jasper and Kristy Bohling of Floyds Knobs, IN; a son, Steve Wessel of Greenwood, IN; one stepdaughter Louisa Kennedy of Dublin, OH; stepsons Martin Kaiser of Tell City, IN, Bill and Sean Kaiser of Jasper and Tom Kaiser of Fishers, IN; 11 grandchildren & 16 step grandchildren; four sisters, Mary Ann Kippenbrock, Ferdinand, Olga Boots” Prior of Jasper, Ruth Stegemoller of FL and Jane Reising of Rock Hill, SC; and one brother, Tom Wessel of Jasper.Preceding him in death was a brother, Raymond “Sonny” Wessel.Mr. Wessel worked for Meadow Gold Dairies and Bankers Life and Causality Insurance Co.He was a member of the Huntingburg High School Class of 1953 and the Ferdinand Cardinals baseball team in the late 1950s and early 1960s. He served in the US armed services from 1954 to 1956. He also was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper. Military rites were conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 673.Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church or a favorite charity.Information obtained from The Herald online,”