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“Dear Tom,You have been in our thoughts.Our heartfelt condolences go to you and your family. We are so sorry for your loss. Though I only met Pam on a...Read More »
1 of 30 | Posted by: Oliver Duran - Family Friend

“Don/Kathy and FamilyI am so sorry to hear about the loss of Pam. She certainly had a personally that lit up the room. My mother (Tamara Latusek) so...Read More »
2 of 30 | Posted by: John Latusek - Dike, IA

“It is with heart felt sorrow approaching agony that I send this loving memory. Although Eileen and I did not have the privilege to interact with Pam...Read More »
3 of 30 | Posted by: Tom Fangman - Boonville, MO

“You are in our prayers. ”
4 of 30 | Posted by: Russ and Joan Porath - Watertown, SD

“Pam was a living Angel the Lord so unselfishly shared with us. I am forever grateful and thankful to have known and loved her. While are hearts are...Read More »
5 of 30 | Posted by: Marty Dorgan - Peoria, IL

“I had the privilege to room with Pamela's sister Nancy at college and make a lifelong friend. My heart goes out to dear Nancy and her family. May...Read More »
6 of 30 | Posted by: Mary Jo Savage - Bloomington, MN

“The Wetzell and Scharn families are in our thoughts and prayers. Love and compassion simply radiated from Pam. I first met her in the airport and...Read More »
7 of 30 | Posted by: Nona Nesseth - Excelsior, MN

“Tom and Family,You are in our thoughts and prayers. May the love of caring family, friends and co-workers soften your sadness.With deepest sympathy...Read More »
8 of 30 | Posted by: Kate Christmas - Saint Joseph, MO

“While we struggle to understand the tragedy our hearts and minds are with those left behind - we will always keep a special place for Pam in our...Read More »
9 of 30 | Posted by: Stephan Lange - Shanghai - Friend

“Pam has always been a tremendous ray of sunshine to all of us. Her smile and laughter never failed to make us feel love, and certainly reflected her...Read More »
10 of 30 | Posted by: Jeff and Jennifer Husa - IA

“My heart and prayers pour out to Tom, my friend, and the entire Wetzell family. Having met and interacted with Pam while I worked with Tom at BI, I...Read More »
11 of 30 | Posted by: Angela Baysinger - Bruning, NE

“I was blessed to know Pam only since February of this year, when I joined the Staff of Crossroads Church. We instantly felt a connection and both...Read More »
12 of 30 | Posted by: Kim Anderson - Albert Lea, MN

“Thoughts and prayers to you Tom and family. May you find comfort that Pam is safe in the arms of Father. ”
13 of 30 | Posted by: Todd & Angie Staples - Morris, MN

“My prayers are with all of you. I worked with Pam at Masterpiece. She was an inspiring woman of faith. It's impossible to believe she is gone. I know...Read More »
14 of 30 | Posted by: Janet Stapleton - Marco island, FL

“May the Lord bring all of you the much needed comfort and peace during this sad time. Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven...Read More »
15 of 30 | Posted by: The Mills Family - Milwaukie, OR

“I remember Pam as a vibrant and generous person. I am a class ahead of her she was in my sisters class. She was always smiling and good natured,...Read More »
16 of 30 | Posted by: Sr. Mary Volz - Chicago, IL

“Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers in the days and weeks ahead. God Bless each of you. ”
17 of 30 | Posted by: Brad and Karen Miller - Freeborn, MN

“These days are full of sorrow as I join others in coming to grips with the loss of beautiful Pam. I only saw Pam periodically, at Swine Veterinarian...Read More »
18 of 30 | Posted by: Carol Rodibaugh - Frankfort, IN

“Our hearts go out to all Pam's family. You are in our thoughts and prayers are everyday. Blessings all around. ”
19 of 30 | Posted by: Matt and June Hainley - Portland, OR

“May Gods light of eternal love shine upon all. Sending love and prayers to the family as they journey through this week of burial.The Kempster Family ”
20 of 30 | Posted by: Julie Kempster - Milwaukie, OR

“PAMMY YOUR DESIRE HAS BEEN MET...YOU ARE ... IN HIS PRESENCE. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH. ”
21 of 30 | Posted by: JUDY FREEMAN - ESCONDIDO, CA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Pams families at this sad time. She was a wonderful person. Her smile and personality would light up a room....Read More »
22 of 30 | Posted by: Mary (James) Griffin - IN

“May fond memories soften your grief and may you find comfort and peace in the thought of the JOY that knowing Pam brought - for time and space can...Read More »
23 of 30 | Posted by: Kathy Kern - Marion, IA

“Pam was a gift from God, sent to our family to serve as a living example of his grace through how she loved and lived her life each and every day. ...Read More »
24 of 30 | Posted by: Steve Wetzell

“Tom Wetzel and family/ - sorry for the loss of your loved one. May God be with you all . We are praying for you . ”
25 of 30 | Posted by: Jim and Sharon Fulton - MN

“A light in this world has been put out, but will shine brighter in the heavens! Our hearts are with all of your families! ”
26 of 30 | Posted by: Shelly Anderson - Rosemount, MN

“Our deepest sympathy to Tom and the family. Pam was a very special sister in Christ and I know that you,as well as we, are taking comfort in knowing...Read More »
27 of 30 | Posted by: Chuck & Doris Brooks - Baltimore, MD

“Bob and I were so looking forward to seeing you in June. I remember when we used to play when we were small. You were one of my favorite cousins. I...Read More »
28 of 30 | Posted by: Beverly Scharn Lealos - CA

“So sorry for your loss you are all in my prayers! ”
29 of 30 | Posted by: Randy Trussell - Shelbyville, TN

“Our thoughts & prayers are with the Wetzel & Scharn families. We pray your memories of Pam will bring you strength, comfort & peace in these...Read More »
30 of 30 | Posted by: Susan & John Vee - Wells, MN


Pamela Kay Wetzell entered into her eternal home with Jesus on May 2, 2017. A Celebration of Pam's life will be held Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 11:00 AM, at Crossroads Church in Albert Lea, with Pastor Jeff Phelps and Rev. James Petersen officiating. Visitation will be Monday, May 15 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Crossroads Church in Albert Lea, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Private interment will be at Mansfield Lutheran Cemetery in rural Alden, MN.

Born on January 14, 1958 to Don and Kathy Scharn in Austin, MN, Pam was the first of three beautiful girls. She was the older sister that Karen and Nancy always looked up to and adored. Pam grew up in this loving and caring family in Minnesota Lake, MN which gave her the base for many of the gifts she displayed throughout her life.

Following graduation from Minnesota Lake High School, Pam attended vocational college in the Twin Cities in interior decorating. She worked for Nordaas American Homes before starting a 22 year career as National Account Manager with Taylor Corporation. She was blessed to retire in 2008 and shifted her energy to serving her church, strengthening her family, supporting friends, and launching her own business, 3 D Divine Design.

Pam was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wells where she met her husband Tom. They formed a Christ-centered bond and were married on September 30, 2000. She attended Crossroads Church in Albert Lea, where she was instrumental in growing the women's ministry and served on mission trips to Jamaica. Pam was an encourager, building up all those around her. Pam and Tom used their home to host many gatherings, and Pam's spiritual gift for hospitality radiated through numerous graduations, weddings and more. She was truly cherished by the Wetzell and Scharn families and all who knew her as a gift from God.

Pam looked forward to every moment with her parents, sisters and their families. Although they all lived states apart, they took advantage of time they spent together telling stories, laughing and cooking. She poured love into her nieces and nephew in her truly one-of-a-kind way. When Pam became a grandma her energy and love for her eight grandchildren was truly God's beauty pouring out of her heart.

Pam's faith grew stronger throughout her life. Pam's contagious love for Jesus has made an eternal impact on all who knew her. She exhibited all of the Fruits of the Spirit in her daily life. The way she loved those around her was a sweet reflection of her heart. Her obedience to the Lord was evident in her amazing personal relationship with Jesus Christ. She was a model for all those around her. Our lives are forever changed because of her.

Those who anxiously await to be reunited with her again in glory: her loving husband of 17 years, Tom, Cleveland, MN; her parents Don & Kathy Scharn, Watertown, SD; her sister Nancy & Mark Bauer and their children Hannah and Lexi, Highlands Ranch, CO; sister Karen & Mike Thul and their children Austin and Haley, Portland OR; step-son Christopher & Stephanie Wetzell and their children Beckett and Jordyn, Medina, MN; step-daughter Megan & Chad Thorp and their children Caleb, Reed, and Quinn, Victoria, MN; step-son Benjamin & Amanda Wetzell and their children Eli, Peyton, and Brady, Jordan, MN; brother-in-law Steve Wetzell & Nancy Weidenfeller, Minnetonka, MN; sister-in-law Tricia & Wayne Christopher and their children Kyle, Jacob, and Cole, Jackson, MN; brother-in-law Curt and Sharry Olson, Albert Lea, MN.

We find joy and wonder in the knowledge that Pam is now in the arms of the King of Kings and has joined those she loved in eternity, including her cousin Darlene Solberg, uncle Edward Scharn, Tom's parents Tom Sr. and Jean Wetzell, and Tom's first wife Nancy. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.