Lionel E. Wetzel, 96, Neosho, entered into rest on Sept. 5, 2017, following a short illness.

Lionel E. Wetzel,  96, Neosho, entered into rest on Sept. 5, 2017, following a short illness.  
Lionel was born Nov. 29, 1920 in St. Louis, Mo., the son of Oscar G. and Marie (Thomas) Wetzel.  He was a U.S. Navy Veteran.  He was retired from Sylvania, where he worked in sales.  
He and his wife, Ruth moved to the Joplin / Neosho area in 2005 from Lake St. Louis to be near family.  He enjoyed woodworking, being with his family and was of the Methodist Faith.  
Lionel and Ruth L. Goembel were married on Nov. 9, 1947 in Luverne, Minn. and she preceded him in death on Aug. 12, 2015.  
He is survived by his daughter, Barbara Parker and husband, David, Neosho; one grandson, Matthew Bell and fiance` Whitney, Holland, Mass. and four great grandchildren, Caylie, Jack, Benny and Emma.
 In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Alan.  
Lionel has been taken for cremation and will be placed with his wife at a family service in Minnesota at a later date.  
Contributions in memory of Lionel may be made to Faith Friends Animal Advocates, c/o Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 66; Neosho, MO  64850.
Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com
Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.