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James "Wes" Wessel
  • Elder High School Alumni Association
    3900 Vincent Avenue
    Cincinnati, OH 45205

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“I'm just learning about his passing from the Elder alumni news letter that I just received in the mail. Jim and I spoke a few years ago and we both...Read More »
1 of 31 | Posted by: Philip Stepaniak - Houston, TX

“I have known Wes since grade school, he is the friend who helped me survive my teenage years. He was in my wedding and thankfully we kept in contact...Read More »
2 of 31 | Posted by: Tom Kirstein - Cincinnati, OH

“Karen, I am so sorry. My deepest sympathy to you and the family. ”
3 of 31 | Posted by: Scott Beck - Minneapolis, MN

“Karen, so sorry for your loss; many prayers offered to you during this difficult time. Cherish the many fond memories forever held close in your...Read More »
4 of 31 | Posted by: Lois Callies - Sioux Falls, SD

“So sorry for your sudden loss. Wes was a good guy and have many fond memories of our teen years in the Covedale area. My prayers are with you. ”
5 of 31 | Posted by: Jerry Lasita - Union, KY

“Karen, my deepest condolences to you and your family. ”
6 of 31 | Posted by: Brent Huffman - Batavia, OH

“Thinking of your Karen. My deepest condolences are with you and your family. ”
7 of 31 | Posted by: Nisa Hobeika - Cincinnat, OH

“Dear Karen & Family -Remember God's promise:"PRECIOUS in the sight of the LORD is the death of his SAINTS (Psalm 116:15). As God welcomes your loved...Read More »
8 of 31 | Posted by: Gary Coleman (WCCC GriefShare facilitator) - OH

“He will always be Jimmy Bob to me. Karen, I always enjoyed talking to you about him especially about all your misadventures and joyous times. I know...Read More »
9 of 31 | Posted by: Mark Villarreal - Friend

“I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, Karen. We are praying for you and your family during this difficult time. ”
10 of 31 | Posted by: Bryan Reed - Cincinnati, OH

“Karen and family, I'm sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
11 of 31 | Posted by: Laura Beeman

“My Prayers are with the family ”
12 of 31 | Posted by: Eloise Artist - cincinnati, OH

“to the Wessel family, I was so sad to hear about the passing of Jim he was my boss when we worked at Southern Ohio/Central Trust/PNC bank for many...Read More »
13 of 31 | Posted by: Donna Gregg - Cincinnati, OH

“Karen and Family: So sorry for your loss, thinking of you! ”
14 of 31 | Posted by: Jenny Wessels - Cincinnati, OH

“Karen just wanted to let you know you and your family are in my prayers in this most difficult time. Love The Jackson Family ”
15 of 31 | Posted by: christopher jackson - cincinnati, OH

“So sorry for your loss Karen, Melissa, and Emily. Prayers for all. ”
16 of 31 | Posted by: Anne & Pat Madix - Cincinnati, OH

“To the Wessel Family,Jim and I have been friends since our days at St. Antoninus. Jim was in my wedding in 1968. So sorry for your loss and you...Read More »
17 of 31 | Posted by: Gordon Rahschulte - OH - Friend

“So sorry about your loss hope Psalms 29:11 be of some comfort to your family ”
18 of 31 | Posted by: A friend

“Karen and family. What a great picture of a great guy.That will be the picture for my fond memories of Jim. I will missing seeing him and talking to...Read More »
19 of 31 | Posted by: Dan Aug - Lawrenceburg, IN

“Karen, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
20 of 31 | Posted by: Joe Repash - VANCOUVER, WA

“Long time friends since st antoninus ”
21 of 31 | Posted by: Jim Lasita - Cincinnati, OH

“My wonderful, kind, gentle, loving big brother. Our family affairs will never be the same, you were our rock, the one we could always count on. You...Read More »
22 of 31 | Posted by: Stephanie Patterson - Cincinnati, OH

“My deepest sympathies. Sending prayers to the Wessel family. ”
23 of 31 | Posted by: Kathy Petsche - Solon, IA

“Karen and family, I cannot imagine how hard this is. Know we send our sympathy to you and yours. Love ❤Carol and Wes Beckham ”
24 of 31 | Posted by: Carol Beckham - West Harrison, IN

“May God comfort your hearts and provide you with strength during this time.Sincere love and condolences. ”
25 of 31 | Posted by: Joe Stevens - Milford, OH

“I remember the first time I met Jim. I had never seen you so happy. I pray your heart will heal. You have so many wonderful memories to cherish....Read More »
26 of 31 | Posted by: Lynne Seaburn - Cincinnati, OH

“Prayers and condolences to Karen and family. So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. ”
27 of 31 | Posted by: Anita Montgomery - West Chester, OH

“Dear Karen, I want to express my deepest sympathy and let you know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this incredible sad time. ”
28 of 31 | Posted by: Julie Hillestad - White Bear Lake, MN

“Rest in peace cousin. I'll always remember how we talked before classes at UC, where I really got to know you, and the Bengal Bash road trips (what...Read More »
29 of 31 | Posted by: Dale Miller - Columbus, OH

“So sorry for your loss. Many prayers. ”
30 of 31 | Posted by: Jamye Callery - Cincinnati, OH

“Dear Karen and Family; My prayers are with you and your family and I am praying for healing and peace. ”
31 of 31 | Posted by: Katie Hart - Mason, OH - Friend

James S. "Wes" Wessel. Loving husband of Karen Sue Wessel (nee Brossard) for 21 years. Loving father of Jodi L. Wessel, Jason A. (Maria) Wessel, Melissa R. Claus, Emily L. (Dustin) Schweitzer and special daughter, Karla (Brandon) Cordes. Devoted PaPa of Anthony James (Sara) Camarca, Dominic Camarca, Vincent Camarca, Amanda Blust, Katie (Josh) Blust, Olivia Wessel, Ben Wessel, Alixanna Haydock, Ava Westrich, Kendyl Rae Schweitzer, Stella Marie Schweitzer and great grandfather of Rilenn, Masen, Treyton and Avery. Dear son of Jean (nee Sieck) and the late Albert Wessel. Cherished brother of Lynn (the late Bob) Matre, Gail (Carl) Woolley, Stephanie (Rick) Patterson and brother-in-law of Debbie (Mark) Moser and David Brossard. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and other family members.

Passed away suddenly on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 69 years of age.

Visitation MEYER FUNERAL HOME, 5864 Bridgetown Road on Monday from 4:00-8:00PM. A celebration of Jim's life will be held on Tuesday at Whitewater Crossing Church, 5771 OH-128, Cleves at 11:00AM.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Elder High School Alumni Association, 3900 Vincent Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45205.