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Leslie "Les" Wetmore

May 3, 1927 ~ May 22, 2020 (age 93)

Obituary

 

Leslie Wetmore, 93, of Wausau passed away Friday, May 22, 2020 at Our House Senior Living.

Les was born May 3, 1927 in Port Edwards to the late Earl and Lola (Carlton) Wetmore.  After graduating from high school, Les earned an Accounting Degree through North Central Technical College.  He was a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Navy.  After returning to Wisconsin, Les worked at Memorial Hospital in Wausau where he met his future wife, Mae Adams.  They were married on April 15, 1950 in Hancock.  Les and Mae farmed in Hancock while raising their two sons, Daniel and David.  He drove school bus for 10 years, served on the Pleasant Hill Cemetery Board of Directors and for 38 years was the Hancock Town Clerk.  Les also worked for the Waushara County Highway Department retiring after 22 years of service. He enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, gardening, polka dancing and watching TV. 

Survivors include his sons, Daniel (Cathy) Wetmore of Blaine, MN, Rev. David (Louise) Wetmore of Kronenwetter, five grandchildren, Daniel “Scotty” Wetmore, Lori (David) Vig, Heather (Dan) Hurlbert, Robin (Justin) Moravec, Ethan (Samantha) Wetmore and three great grandchildren, Connor and Alex Vig and Jace Hurlbert.  Les was preceded in death by his wife, Mae, infant son, Donald and sister, Ruth Sours.  

Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 12, 2020, at Helke Funeral Home, 302 Spruce St., Wausau.  Reverend Steve Vaudt will officiate. Full military honors will be conducted by VFW Burns Post #388. Burial will take place at a later date in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Coloma. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 12:30 p.m. until the time of services.  You may sign our family guest book at helke.com. 

Because we care about family and friends, facemasks will be required and social distancing will be observed.

For those wishing to view Friday’s services via live stream, please go to the bottom of Les’s obituary at helke.com. Livestreaming will begin at 1:50 p.m

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Christ Lutheran Church, 1300 Townline Rd. Wausau, 54403.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
June 12, 2020

12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Helke Funeral Home and Cremation Service
302 Spruce Street
Wausau, WI 54401

Memorial Service
Friday
June 12, 2020

2:00 PM
Helke Funeral Home and Cremation Service
302 Spruce Street
Wausau, WI 54401
 

Video is available for this event



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