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Don Wetterer

July 1, 1954 — April 14, 2017

Don Wetterer, 62 of Cairo, died Friday, April 14, 2017 at his home.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, April 19th at the Cameron Cemetery Church north of Wood River. The Rev. Scott Harter and Pastor Darrell Holzinger will officiate. Burial will be in the Cameron Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 P.M. Tuesday, followed by a rosary service at 7:00 P.M. at the Apfel Funeral Home in Wood River. Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated at a later date.

Donald J. Wetterer was born July 1, 1954, at Grand Island to William and Billy Wetterer. He grew up in Wood River and received his education at Grand Island Central Catholic. He then served in the U.S. Army.

Don married Christianna Surprenant on June 3, 2002 at Madison, NE. They made their home in Cairo, and Don worked as an independent contractor.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Harlan and Jamie Surprenant; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Jessica Wortman, Molly and Troy Stewart, Jannelle and Anthony Seim and Tracy and Ron Jakubowski; his mother, Billy Wetterer; 7.5 grandchildren; four brothers and one sister-in-law, Bill Wetterer, Mike and Bridget Wetterer, Tim Wetterer and Paul Wetterer; five sisters and four brothers-in-law, Liane and Bill Davis, Janet Wright, Mary & Wayne Stoltenberg, Ruthie and Jerry Brandt, Susie and Jim Kelley; and his beloved dog, Penny.

Don was preceded in death by his wife, Christianna Surprenant in 2009, and his father, William Wetterer in 2011.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, April 17, 2017

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Apfel Funeral Home - Wood River

411 West 11th Street, Wood River, NE 68883

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funeral services

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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