Brother Larry D. Wetzel died in Sun City, Ariz., on May 19, 2018 at the age of 77.
Born November 12, 1940 in Bethlehem, Pa., he was the son of Paul and Marguerite (Kresge) Wetzel. Brother Wetzel graduated from Moravian College in 1963 and received a Master of Divinity degree from Moravian Theological Seminary in 1966. He was ordained a Deacon in the Moravian ministry June 12, 1966 and consecrated a Presbyter July 28, 1974.
He was united in marriage to Janet Vanhorn January 9, 1965, in Easton, Pennsylvania. Together they served pastorates in Pennsylvania (Philadelphia Third, East Hills, Newfoundland), Wisconsin (Saratoga, East Side, Wisconsin Rapids), Ohio (Sharon), Arizona (Morning Star), and mission service in the Alaska Province (Bethel). Br. Wetzel also served the church as president of the Pacific Southwest Moravian Board. He entered into retirement Jan. 1, 2005.
Brother Wetzel is survived by a daughter, Michele; a son, Christopher; and two grandchildren.