Pamela's Story

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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. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is assisting the family. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.brussheitner.com.
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, Tom's parents Tom Sr. and Jean Wetzell, and Tom's first wife Nancy. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.
Published on May 11, 2017
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