Clark Wetzel, 75, past President of Monte Vista Christian School, died on October 20 in Bend Oregon after a long battle with Leukemia. His wife of 54 years, Lynda, was by his side. He was born in Emmaus, PA on January 29, 1938 to Miles and Bessie Wetzel.
Clark attended Penn State Univ., held a Bachelor's Degree from Bluffton College, Bluffton, Ohio, and a Master's Degree from Michigan State University. Post Graduate courses in Education were taken. Most of his career was spent in Education – Teaching, Deaning, and Administration, having served as President of Monte Vista Christian School, Watsonvile, CA, before his retirement, at which time Clark and his wife moved to Bend. He then served as Headmaster for two years at Bridges Academy, Sister, OR.
His interests included quality education, acryllic painting, golfing, fishing, reading, traveling, woodworking and more. He has been described by others as strong yet humble, kind, a wise leader, thinker, and great family man.
Clark is survived by his wife Lynda, sons and their wives – Eric and Tracey Wetzel of Bend, Tim and Sara Wetzel of Olympia, WA, 6 grandchildren – Kailee Hart and husband Masson Hart, Makena Wetzel and fiance Noah Corpus, Bryley Wetzel, Owen Wetzel, Holly Wetzel, and Justin Wetzel, as well as sister-in-law Gayle Disher.
Contributions in Clark's memory may be made to Hospice House, Bend, Oregon.For the complete article see the 11-26-2013 issue.
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