Loretta Jeanette Wessel


Loretta Jeanette Wessel, 79, Seymour, passed away Thursday, June 11, 2015, at her home surrounded by her family.

Born July 2, 1935, in Waymansville, she was the daughter of Everett H. and Lydia L. Vogt Trimpe, both of whom preceded her in death. On Aug. 24, 1952, she married Charles E. “Chuck” Wessel at Redeemer Lutheran Church. He preceded her in death May 3, 2013.

Loretta was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. Along with her husband, they were the owners of Wessel Small Engines and Hardware. She retired in June 2014 as a cashier at Jay C Food Store. She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed canning.

She is survived by her children, Doug (Leigh) Wessel, Paula (Jeff) Hackman, Dianna (Greg) Gilley, and Dennis Wessel; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Hackman, Blake Gilley, Tyler (Jenna) Wessel, Daniel Hackman, Laura (Alan) Wessel Parker, Allison (Reid) Wessel Sparks, and Brandon Gilley; seven great-grandchildren; her brother, Earl “Bob” Trimpe; and her sister-in-law, Doris “Dode” Trimpe.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, a son, Douglas Wayne Wessel, two sisters, Lorna Barker and LaVern Schafstall; and four brothers, Elmer “Charlie” Trimpe, Edward “James” Trimpe, Edgar “Bill” Trimpe, and Ernest Trimpe.

The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Redeemer Lutheran Church with the Rev. Andrew Curraro officiating.

Burial will follow at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Voss Chapel and after 9:30 a.m. until time of service at the church.

Memorial checks may be written to Hospice of Schneck Medical Center or Trinity Lutheran High School.

A complete obituary may be viewed on the funeral home Website at vossfuneralservice.com