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Official Obituary of

Donna Wetzel

September 24, 1954 ~ February 21, 2024 (age 69) 69 Years Old

Donna Wetzel Obituary

     Donna Marie Wetzel 69, of Jamestown, ND went to her heavenly home on Wednesday February 21, 2024, surrounded by her family at home.  

     Donna was born on September 24, 1954, to Lloyd and Pearl (Heiden) Erickson in Jamestown, ND. She attended Tappen Public School and graduated in 1972.  She married the love of her life, Douglas Wetzel on December 15, 1972.  They made their home in rural Pettibone, ND on the Ted DeKrey farm.  They raised their family there for 29.5 years. Donna was a stay-at-home Mom and enjoyed raising her children.  She loved taking care of her flowers and planted big gardens every year.  She taught her kids how to cook, bake, can and preserve all the garden produce & made jelly with plums, rhubarb, and chokecherries.  The kids ate more fruit than they picked sometimes.  

     In 2001 they moved to Jamestown, ND where she resided until her passing. She was a housekeeper at High Acres Manor for a few years and enjoyed visiting with everyone.  Donna then worked for Mastel’s Heating & Air in the office until they closed. She then volunteered at The Orphan Grain Train and loved to play pickleball 2 days a week. She was very active and loved to go walking with family and friends. 

     Donna was extremely passionate about her faith in Jesus and enjoyed participating in church groups such as BSF and their Life Group.  She also enjoyed performing in the Passion Play each spring for the last few years. She was quick to share her faith with friends and family alike. She was a great example of dedication and servitude to her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 

     She is survived by her husband Douglas Wetzel, Jamestown; her daughter Nancy Braun (Brad), Jamestown; granddaughter Kylie Tripp and great grandson Beckett Hansen, Jamestown; grandson Breckin Braun, Jamestown. Her daughter Tamara Reed, Rapid City, SD; granddaughter Daphne Reed, Lake City, FL; granddaughter Grace Reed, Rapid City, SD. Her son Scott Wetzel (Tina) Bismarck; grandson Jace Wetzel, Steele; granddaughter Hayley Hackbarth, Fargo. 

Brothers, Richard Erickson (Peggy) Tappen; Randy Erickson (Linda) Jamestown; Daryl Erickson (Denise) Valley City; Duane Erickson (Laura) Jamestown; Sister Darlene Tipton, Mandan.  Sister-in-law's Jeanette Kramlich (Raymond) Crystal Springs; Lenora Roemmich, Jamestown; Elvira Bender (Randy) Sturgis, SD; and Judy Jorgenson (Randy) Jamestown.  She had 2 incredibly special girls in her life: Carrie & Naudia along with many nieces and nephews, great nieces & nephews and even some great great nieces and nephews.  

     She was preceded in death by her parents Lloyd & Pearl Erickson, her father-in-law & mother-in-law Richard & Clara Wetzel; Her brothers, Ronald Erickson, infant Doug Erickson & infant twins; sister-in-law's Bernice Wolff, Deborah Heinle & infant Rose Wetzel.  

     A memorial service will be held at Temple Baptist Church in Jamestown, ND on Friday March 8th, 2024, at 11:00 am. Lunch and an opportunity to share memories will follow the service.  

     In lieu of Flowers the family requests contributions be made in her memory to Temple Baptist Church or Jamestown Regional Medical Center Hospice.  

Eddy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Celebration of Life
March 8, 2024

11:00 AM
Temple Baptist Church
1200 12th Avenue NE
Jamestown, ND 58401


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