Joseph Paul Wetherell from Sullivan, beloved husband of Sharisa (Wiegel) Wetherell & amazing father to James Henry, Aida Isabelle & Lewis Delos, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 20, 2023, at his home.
Joe was born on April 26, 1989, to Paul and Nancy (Propp) Wetherell in Oconomowoc. Joe was the youngest of 8 siblings. He attended Sullivan Elementary School in Sullivan, WI. His 3 children attend the same elementary school as their daddy. He was a 2007 graduate of Jefferson High School. Joe graduated from WCTC (Waukesha County Technical College) with a degree in Criminal Justice. He considered joining the U.S. Border Patrol or the State of Wisconsin prison system. He was employed as a security guard at MetalTek International, Waukesha, WI for a few years. He met the love of his life Sharisa at MetalTek. They were married at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sullivan, WI on October 26th, 2013. After the MetalTek security position, he took a different path and became a finish carpenter. He had been working for EJB as a finish carpenter, & over a year ago, he formed his own finish carpenter business Wetherell Construction LLC.
Joe was a very proud family man and dedicated his life to the raising of his 3 children. They enjoyed family hikes, game nights, campfires, Lego building, bike rides, movie nights and a very memorable game of the spicy chip challenge. This past spring Joe drove his family to Orlando, Florida for their first big family vacation that created a lifetime of precious memories for them, including driving through a blizzard in Wisconsin, high winds in Indiana, a crazy hillbilly encounter in Kentucky with road rage & tornado warnings in Georgia.
Joe was a very talented carpenter. He recently built a massive greenhouse so he and his wife could grow their own vegetables all year long, and a chicken coop that his wife and family joked about was the Taj Mahal of chicken coops. He was a master of the grill (or so he proclaimed) and was a prankster who loved to give anyone a good scare. He was an avid football fan and was gearing up to see his favorite team, the San Francisco 49ers start their next Super Bowl run. He also enjoyed watching the Milwaukee Bucks and still had the ticket in his wallet from his first game he attended at 18 years old. Joe was competitive and always up for a game of horse with his nephews. He loved joking around and had a laugh that was contagious, even if it meant he was the only one laughing at his jokes.
Family and friends were extremely important to Joe. When they needed help, big or small, he was always there to help. Joe touched the lives of so many people and will be greatly missed.
Survivors include: his wife Sharisa: their children James, Aida and Lewis; parents Paul and Nancy Wetherell of Sullivan; father and mother-in-law Don and Pam Wiegel of Oconomowoc; his siblings Melissa (Jason) Brunell of Columbus, April Engel of Oconomowoc, Phil (Angela) Wetherell of Sullivan, Nicole (Jesse) Almendarez of Jefferson, Jake (Amber) Wetherell of Sullivan, David Wetherell of Racine, and Alison (Craig Gess) Wetherell of Fort Atkinson; brother-in-laws Aaron Wiegel & David Chavez, both of San Leandro, CA; and nieces and nephews Carlie, Caden and Colton Brunell, Taylor, Dawson and Owen Engel, Lauren, Jackson and Dylan Wetherell, Kayla and Eli Krueger, Mya Almendarez, Emily, William and Charlotte Wetherell, CJ, Aleigha and Kyia Gess: as well as Alice & Mr. Smith, the housecats of Bakertown Road & many caring friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents and an infant niece, Madalyn.
Should family and friends desire, contributions to the family for future educational expenses would be greatly appreciated.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 5:00PM on Sunday, August 27, 2023, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church of Jefferson with Fr. Tom Coyle presiding. Visitation will be on Sunday from 2:00PM until the time of the mass at the church. Joe will be laid to rest at St. Mary’s Help of Christians Catholic Cemetery in Sullivan.
This GiveSendGo page has been created for Joe's family: https://givesendgo.com/GB1PM