Henry L. Wedel, 83, formerly of Bryan, passed away at his home in Comfort, Texas on July 16th, and is with his Lord and Savior and can now breathe easy. His Celebration of Life Service will be conducted on Sunday, July 23rd at the Hillier Funeral Home in College Station, Texas, at 1:00pm with a reception to immediately follow at the Hillier Funeral Home, and afterward the burial will then proceed to Rest-Ever Memorial Park in Bryan, Texas.
Henry was born on November 7, 1933 to Bill and Nina Wedel. He grew up in Bryan and graduated from Stephen F Austin High School in 1952 and also earned a Police Science Associates Degree through Midland Jr College in 1974.
Henry served in the United States Navy from 1952 – 1960. He received an Honorable Discharge at the rank of Machinist Mate First Class. He then worked with his Father at their family Heating and Air Conditioning business, Wedel’s Service. In 1967, Henry became a Motorcycle Patrolman for the Bryan Police Department and was involved with Civil Defense. He continued his career in Law Enforcement with the Alpine Police Department for a short time and also the Midland Police Department; promoting to a Sergeant in the Juvenile Division. Henry returned to Bryan in 1976 and began his work again in Air Conditioning, retiring from Brazos County in 1995 as the Assistant Maintenance Director.
Henry loved spending time with his family, traveling and reading all genres of books. He also enjoyed telling about his adventures while in the Navy and Law Enforcement. He would always greet you with a smile, a wink, and a hug. Some would call that flirting, which he loved to do. His warm heart and gentle spirit were always noticed when he was with you alone, or in a crowd.
Henry is preceded in death by his son, Billy Wedel; his daughter in Law, Denise Wedel; and grandsons, Aaron Wedel and Daniel Wedel.
He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann Wedel and brother, Tommie Wedel of Comfort Texas; his daughter, Vicki Mies and husband Jon of College Station; his son, Steve Wedel of Somerville; his son, Danny Wedel of Hearne; his step daughter Crystal Boerner of Fredericksburg; 6 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren; a nephew, niece and many extended family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 318 High St, Comfort, Texas 78013, or the Comfort Volunteer Fire Department.
Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:8
But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself. Philippians 3:20-21