Marvin Dale Wettstein

July 23, 1946 – March 28, 2021

Obituary For Marvin Dale Wettstein

Marvin Dale Wettstein, age 74, of Villa Rica, Georgia, passed away at his home on March 28, 2021 from natural causes with his wife at his side. He was born July 23, 1946 to John and Caroline Wettstein of Eureka, Illinois, the 11th of 12 children.

Marvin married JoEllen Dillow of Pekin, Illinois on December 3, 1966. He purchased the “homeplace” from his father and farmed for nearly 40 years, raising five children. Marvin was a member of the Eureka Jaycees, served on the Eureka community district #140 school board for 12 years, and was a founding member of the St. Luke’s Catholic Church, also in Eureka. After retiring from farming in 2003, he and JoEllen moved to Dallas, Georgia. Mr. Wettstein enjoyed woodworking and was a Chicago Bears and Atlanta Braves fan.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Wettstein was preceded in death by his sisters, Dorothy (Ralph) Washer and Caroline (Ken) Bucher and his brothers, Donald (Betty) Wettstein, Loren (Della) Wettstein, John (Mary) Wettstein Jr. and Glenn Wettstein.
He is survived by his wife of over 54 years, JoEllen Dillow Wettstein of Villa Rica; his children, Richard John (Lisa) Wettstein of Newnan, Georgia, Elizabeth Jane (Jeff) Kyle of Winston, Georgia, Marvin Paul (Angie) Wettstein of Wentzville, Missouri, Adam Thomas (Stephanie) Wettstein of Normal, Illinois and Megan Jo (Mike) Berlett of Richmond Hill, Georgia; 12 grandchildren, Savannah, Alleigh, Jacob, Madelynn, Taylor, Morgan, Pyper, Addison, Abigail, Brady, Emma, and Ian; 5 great-grandchilren, Cason, McKenna, Maverick, Maddyn Layne, and Addie; his sisters, Marjorie Glover and Barbara (Norm) Ricketts, and brothers, Vernon (Judy) Wettstein, Wayne (Alice) Wettstein and Norman (Terry) Wettstein.
The family will receive friends at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Carrollton, Wednesday, March 31, 2021 from 1:30PM until 2:15PM. Funeral mass will be conducted Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 2:30PM at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Carrollton with Father Gaurav Shroff officiating. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, those desiring to do so, may make donations In Memory of Marvin Dale Wettstein to Tunnel to Towers Foundation at

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at Jones-Wynn Funeral Home of Villa Rica is in charge of the arrangements. 770-459-3694




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SYNERGY HomeCare will continue to keep the family in our prayers. RIH Mr. Wettstein
– SYNERGY HomeCare
JoEllen and Family, we are so sorry for your loss. We still enjoy our memories of working with you both on Engaged Encounter and the founding of St. Luke’s. Always loved his laugh! Remember the good times! Carol & Steve Hollister
– Carol & Steve Hollister
Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. – 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 Godspeed, Old man. I know we’ll meet again one of these days. – J. Russell
– J. Russell
We are praying God gives all of your family the peace only He can bring. Our sincere sympathy. We care very much Megan & Mike. Mauri & Allan Norman
– The Normans
We are so sorry to hear about your loss. May the Lord warp his arms around all of you and give you his Comfort, peace, and understanding Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones. Make your family have safe travels and grace with all you say and do.
– Mark Schweitzer
May the Lord bless you and keep you in his½ to ease your pain, anxiety, the unknowing and keep you calm and know he is watching over all of you. Our Love and Prayers are with all of you. May God give you his angels to watch over you during this time and for those who are traveling. The Schweitzer’s
– Mark Schweitzer
I am so sorry for your loss. The death of a parent is one of the most heartbreaking losses we experience in life. I am praying for you. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let the perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, Rest In Peace.
– Maria Votava
So sorry for your loss. He’s now in his heavenly home and watching over his family as a special angel. Janice Nuckols
– Janice Nuckols
So sorry for your loss. You thoughts and prayers are with all of the family at this difficult time. May he Rest In Peace. Marie & Steve Berlett
– Steve Berlett

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