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Duane Allen Wetherell

July 6, 1948 ~ June 2, 2022 (age 73)


Duane Allen Wetherell, 73, of Effingham, IL passed away on Thursday, June 2, 2022, in HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, IL.

Duane was born on July 6, 1948, in Effingham, the son of Delano “Bud” LeRoy and Viola Ruth (Huffmaster) Wetherell.  He taught us to look past our difficulties and find the beauty, for there is always beauty.  He gave us the gift of unconditional love and taught us how to be happy by enjoying the simple joys in life like John Deere tractors, horses, attending church at Faith Lutheran in Shumway and spending time with his family, his church family and his ARC family.  He was blessed with wonderful care and attention through the years by the entire staff at ARC, for that we will be forever grateful. 

He will be lovingly remembered by his sisters:  Sue Jacobs of Altamont and Betty Jo Wetherell of Washington, IA; brothers:  Dale (Diane) Wetherell of Stewardson and Donald (Tammy) Wetherell of Stewardson; many nieces, nephews and cousins as well as his church family and ARC family.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Larry Jacobs.

Funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, in Faith Lutheran Church in Shumway with Pastor Jerry Bagwell officiating.  Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until the time of service.  A private family burial will be held.  Memorials may be made to Community Support Services and mailed to 302 W. Main Street, Shelbyville, IL 62565.  Brummerstedt Funeral Home in Stewardson is assisting the family.

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June 7, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Faith Lutheran Church
7707 E. State Hwy 33
Shumway, IL 62461

Funeral Service
June 7, 2022

6:00 PM
Faith Lutheran Church
7707 E. State Hwy 33
Shumway, IL 62461

Private Burial

Trinity Lutheran Cemetery
E 2000th Avenue
Shumway, IL 62461


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618 W. Main Street, Teutopolis IL 62467
Tel: 1-217-705-4300

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