December 16, 1918 – September 28, 2013
Stanley Wetteland, 94, died September 28, 2013 at the Perry Lutheran Home in Perry. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Monday, October 7 at Merle Hay Funeral Home, 4400 Merle Hay Rd., Des Moines with burial and military honors to follow at Chapel Hill Gardens. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service, beginning at 9 a.m.
Stan was born in Marshalltown, IA on December 16, 1918, the son of Sanford and Pearl (Moore) Wetteland. He grew up and attended schools in Ames, IA and later served in the US Navy during World War II as an Aviation Ordnanceman. Stan attended Air Gunner School in Hollywood, FL and was stationed in the Aleutian Islands.
Stan graduated from Open Bible College in 1947 and married Beverly Wetteland. He became a pastor of a small church in Casey, IA for two years and the couple moved to Des Moines after the birth of their daughter, Diane. Stan was married to Beverly for 26 years until their divorce. He married Helen in 1977 and they lived in Des Moines until her death in 2006. Stan worked for Firestone Rubber Company for 30 years and retired in 1983. He was a member of Open Bible Church in Des Moines for many years and later became a member of the Assembly of God Church on Merle Hay Rd. in Des Moines. Stan lived at the Perry Lutheran Home in Perry from 2007 until his death. He enjoyed studying the Bible, refinishing furniture, gardening, traveling and visiting the sick in hospitals. One of the highlights of his life was traveling to the Holy Land right after his retirement.
Stan was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Helen and brothers, Mark and Tom. He is survived by his daughters, Diane (Dennis) Schlegel of Bouton, IA and LuJean (Gary) Maupin of Ione, WA; stepdaughters, Marilyn Keuhl of Ankeny and Jeanie Trombley of Denver, CO; sisters, Sygrid (Mark) Spaethe of Loveland, CO, Connie Trueblood of Salina, KS and brother, Jerry Wetteland of Burnsville, MN as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
The family is grateful for the wonderful care provided to our father by the staff of the Perry Lutheran Home, Dallas County Hospital and Hospice Care. Memorials may be made to Saint Jude Hospice.Information provided by: Merle Hay Funeral Home 4400 Merle Hay Road Des Moines, IA 50310 www.meaningfulfunerals.net