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Randall Lee Wetzel

December 7, 1962 — September 23, 2019

Randall Lee Wetzel, 56, of Cairo died Monday, September 23, 2019 at his home in Cairo.

Memorial Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 27, 2019 at the First Baptist Church in Cairo. Rev. Jack Boling will officiate. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday at the church. Apfel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the Cairo QRT or the family for later designation.

Randy was born December 7, 1962 in Grand Island, NE to Jack L. and Janice (Guenther) Wetzel. He grew up in Grand Island and was educated at Grand Island Public Schools.

On October 13, 1981 he entered the U.S. Marine Corps and served until October 12, 1984.

He married Nancy J. Marcellus on March 20, 1986 at St. Patrick’s Church in O’Neill, NE. The couple lived in Cairo where he worked as a welder. He finished his career at Baasch & Sons after 20 years of employment.

Randy was a training officer for the Cairo Volunteer Fire Department.

He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, anything outdoors.

Survivors include wife, Nancy Wetzel of Cairo; son, Brian Wetzel (Mandy, Tristan, Braelynn and Ava) of Rockville; daughter, Samantha (Jason) Potter and Anna of Grand Island; father, Jack Wetzel of Boardman, OR; sisters, Tracy (Rick) VanPool of Beatrice and Kelly (Kevin) Salpas of Grand Island; halfsiblings; Phyllis, Pamela, Patricia and Hank; numerous nieces and nephews and two grandpuppies, Taz and Tara.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Janice Holmen and grandparents, Walter and Laurine Guenther.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, September 26, 2019

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Friday, September 27, 2019

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