Fred Charles Wetzelberger

August 29, 1928November 27, 2018
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It is with great sadness that the family of Frederick "Fred" Charles Wetzelberger, age 90, announce his passing on November 27, 2018. Beloved husband to Thelma M. Wetzelberger, loving father of Fred Wetzelberger, II and his wife Jamie, Cathy Wetzelberger, Kenneth Wetzelberger and Deborah Himmelheber and husband Rich; Cherished grandfather to Fred III, Victoria, Caroline, Eric and Alec. Dear brother of Betty, Claire, Frieda, Paul and Danny.

Fred was a veteran of the US Navy. He worked over 35 years for the US Postal Service. After retiring, he moved with Thelma to Ocean City, MD to start a new career supervising the painting division for his son's firm. He was an invaluable asset who mentored others who now have successful careers. He continued as a handyman into his 80's and his quality of work was admired.

Fred held leadership positions in the Woodlawn Knights of Columbus, Little League and Recreation & Parks. He traveled to Las Vegas over 70 times and enjoyed his visits to local casinos. He enjoyed crossword puzzles and computer solitaire daily. He was famous for the beautiful multi colored roses he grew in his garden. His greatest joy was helping family and friends in any way he could. He was selfless and dependable to a fault.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the Sterling Ashton Schwab Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville, Inc., 1630 Edmonson Ave, Catonsville, MD 21228 on Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 1-3 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, December 3, 2018, 12:00 pm, at St Agnes Catholic Church, 5422 Old Frederick Rd, Baltimore, MD 21229. Burial will immediately follow at New Cathedral Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Sisters of St Francis of Assisi, 3221 S. Lake Drive, ST. Francis, WI 53235,


  • Visitation Sunday, December 2, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 3, 2018
  • Committal Service Monday, December 3, 2018

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Carol Weaver

December 4, 2018

I wanted to express my condolences on the passing of Mr. Fred. I have memories of he and my dad (Dick Conroy)at the Knights of Columbus functions . Mr. Fred was a kind and caring man --a good friend to my parents. He took the time to call my Mom periodically, after Dad's passing, to see how she was doing and catch up on news.
I just wanted his family to know that we are thinking of you.
Carol Weaver ( The Conroy Family)

Robin Howell

November 30, 2018

Cathy, I am praying for you and your family. I remember all the stories you would tell about your Dad and the love you had for him.

You had a great relationship and built many memories. Take care.

Claire Moran

November 29, 2018

Cannot believe we are saying goodbye. The man was a "good man" in every sense of the word. He, along with his soul mate Thelma, raised 4 of the best kids ever! We will miss you Fred. So glad I got to say "I love you Fred".

Nancy Pekala

November 29, 2018

Dear Wetzelberger family, my heart aches for you over losing Fred. He was such a kind man. He let me call him "Dad" and that was an honor. He loved his family so and now you all have him as an angel, still watching out for you. I pray you find peace knowing how loved and respected he was. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.