George Edward Wettgen Jr., 86, of Connellsville, passed away on Monday October 28, 2019 at Highlands Hospital.
George was born May 26, 1933 in Connellsville, a son of the late George Edward Sr. and Ada (Burley) Wettgen.
George was a proud veteran of the United States Marines, where he served in Korea and Japan.
Once returning from his service, George was self-employed as a Sub Contractor for many local home builders for over 50 years. Digging foundations, block and concrete work.
George enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He was Protestant by Faith.
George is survived by his wife, Carolyn May Wettgen; children, George Edward Wettgen III and wife Linda, Perry Ray Wettgen and wife Bonita, David Wettgen and wife Kerry and Carol Striner and husband Carl; grandchildren, George Edward Wettgen IV, Kristie Lynn Wettgen-Freeman, Kenneth Michael Wettgen, Perry Wettgen Jr., John Striner and Jennifer Ruffing; step-grandchildren, Ashley Carns, Kinslee McFadden, Rhonda Phillips and Tiffany Basinger; 19 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild ; siblings, Louise Hertznell, Nancy Soltis, Charles Addis, Richard Addis, and Jim Addis.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Terry Wettgen; siblings, Betty Foore, Donald Wettgen, Frank Addis, Carol Estrada and William Addis and a step-grandson Adam Lynch.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and supervision of the PAUL G. FINK FUNERAL HOME, INC. 418 North Pittsburgh Street Connellsville, PA 15425.
In following with Georges’ wishes, no visitation will be held.
Interment and the graveside service will be held on Thursday at 11am at Hill Grove Cemetery with Pastor Rick Watson officiating and full military honors will be accorded by the VFW Post 21 and American Legion Posts 301 and 762. (We ask that everyone who will be attending the services to go directly to the cemetery.)
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