Ann Wetzel, 88, of Evansville, Indiana, passed away on July 12, 2022. Ann was born in Evansville, Indiana on November 14, 1933 to Edward and Mildred “Mimi” Humphrey. Ann was passionate about three things: her beloved husband Roger, her three daughters, and playing the cello. Ann played cello in the Evansville Philharmonic, the Nashville (TN) Symphony Orchestra, the Miami Beach (FL) Philharmonic, and many other ensembles. Playing in string quartets was a special joy. Students came from all over the region to learn from her. Ann was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church and an active participant in the music ministry. She was a stained glass designer, and her designs hang in homes all up and down the East Coast. Ann was a graduate of Bosse High School and Northwestern University.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Roger Wetzel. She is survived by her daughters Julie Hyland, Beth Ward, and Rebecca Wetzel, her sons-in-law Robert Rubinstein and Rick Ward, and her grandchildren Jennifer and Michael Hyland.
The Wetzel family would like to extend a special thank you to the staffs of both Solarbron Terrace and Heart to Heart Hospice for their kind and compassionate care.
Ann will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. A celebration of the lives of Ann and Roger Wetzel will be held at a later date.
Simple Cremation Evansville is entrusted with care.
Vickie Ryan-Barr says
My beloved cousin… more like a sister. She was a guiding light and so much fun for me. So many warm, wonderful memories. Rest In Peace Annie with your Roger.
Michele Silver says
Sounds like Ann was an amazing and talented individual. My deepest condolences to Julie, Beth, and Rebecca. (A friend of Beth’s in Va)
Sarah Berger Humphrey says
Nieces Julie, Beth, Rebecca and family, What a sweetheart she was. Before marriages, Humphrey family had a pet dog, called Pooch. (Pucc maybe; never thot of the spelling) He was named after famous opera composer Puccini. I’m guessing Ann had a lot to do with that! She will be missed. Prayers & Sympathy. R.I.P. Ann
Love you all ❤️
I love and miss you, Grandma. ❤️❤️❤️💔🥺😢. Also, my dad, Robert Hyland (your first son-in-law) sends his condolences, as well.