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Linda L. Wetzel

Published: Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

ROCHELLE – Linda L. Wetzel, 65, of Rochelle, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford.

She was born June 16, 1948, in Rochelle, the daughter of William and Louise (Mosely) Eckhardt. Linda married H. W. “Corky” Wetzel Jr. on March 4, 1973, in Rochelle. She was a 1966 graduate of Rochelle Township High School. She worked for more than 42 years at Del Monte Corp., retiring in 2010.

Linda is survived by her husband, Corky; two sons, Shawn (Jessica) of Cincinnati and Mike (Shannon) of Algonquin; grandchildren, Matt, Ben, and Jake of Cincinnati, and Audrey and Tommy of Algonquin; and four siblings, Billie (Jim) Schnorr of Apex, N.C., Barbara (Bill) Heinen of St. Clair, Mich., Augie (Kay) Eckhardt of Virginia Beach, Va., and Tom (Nancy) Eckhardt of Portland, Ore.

Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Unger-Horner Funeral Home, 400 N. Sixth St., Rochelle. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Cremation rites will be accorded after the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Rochelle Community Hospital.

Visit www.ungerhorner.com to send condolences.

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