Evergreen Funeral Home & Cemetery

4504 Broadway, Everett, WA


Joseph Vernon Wenzel

December 29, 1941March 18, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce that Joseph Vernon Wenzel (Joe) of Everett, WA passed away peacefully on March 18th, 2020. He was born in Hillsboro, OR and moved to Washington state in the 70's where he lived the duration of his life. He is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Betty; 4 children: JoLynn Garrett (m. Trevor), Joseph Wenzel, Jr., Rebecca Dougherty (m. Zach) and Mariele Wenzel; 4 grandchildren: Dawson, Eathan, Zachary and Joshua Garrett; 4 step grandchildren: Marlena, Thomas, Drew and Rose Dougherty. He is the oldest of six brothers: Don (m. Diane), Ken (m. Debby), Gary (m. Annie), Larry (m. Debbie), Terry (m. Sue).

Joe and Betty had a strong passion for helping people. They were active foster parents for 30 years and cared for many children over their lifetime. They were especially passionate about caring for infants withdrawing from drug and alcohol addiction. Joe worked as a sales representative for the Independent Order of Foresters for 25 years and 15 years with the Sons of Norway. In his spare time, he loved fishing and often took his kids and grandkids out on fishing trips in the Puget Sound, Columbia River or a nearby lake. Betty and Joe also loved spending time in Maui with their good friends, Bill and Jeriann Roberts.

A memorial service will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Seattle Children's Hospital or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.


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Joseph Vernon Wenzel

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