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Clarence Dick Wessels

September 22, 1927 — October 3, 2014

Clarence Dick “Bucket” Wessels died peacefully in Abilene, Texas on October 3, 2014 at the age of 87. A graveside service will be held at 2:30pm Tuesday, October 7, 2014 in the Buffalo Gap Cemetery, Kerry Jones officiating, directed by Fry~Bartlett Funeral Home, Tuscola. The visitation for Bucket was held Sunday Oct 5, at the funeral home.

Clarence was born on September 22, 1927 in Kruse, to Pete and Helga (Kruse) Wessels where he was one of six children.

His family moved to Winters Texas, where the majority of his family still resides in the surrounding areas. Other than his time in the military, and visiting his grandchildren in Dallas, Clarence was rarely beyond 50 miles of his hometown.

Clarence earned two purple hearts and was recognized for his marksmanship during his honored service as an Infantryman in the Korean War.

His family and friends remember Clarence as a kind hearted, gentle and hard working genuine person.

In loving memory, Clarence’s family will always remember him for his love for the outdoors and the skills that he passed on.

Clarence is survived by his wife of 31 years Betty Wessels of Ovalo; sister ClaraBell Whittenberg of Winters; a stepson Jacques Fusilier of Peninsula, Fl; four grandchildren and three great grand children. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flower donations can be made to the Ben Richey Boys Ranch, PO Box 6839 Abilene, Texas 79608.

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