Merle W. Wazelle, 75, of Brookville, passed away on Friday, December 27, 2019.
He was born on July 26, 1944 to Armond and Carrie Mae (Pearce) Wazelle in Punxsutawney.
Merle was a retired coal miner from Doverspike Coal Company. Merle was skilled at many things and liked helping family and friends with numerous projects. He enjoyed spending time on his farm, hunting, the outdoors, picnics, and especially cooking for his friends and family. Time with them was seen as more important than any other pursuit.
Merle favored simplicity in life. He didn't preoccupy himself with attempts to become extremely wealthy, for within his home and family, he found all he could have ever wanted.
From him, his family learned the immeasurable value of a sunny sky and comfortable breeze, of a home-cooked meal and conversation, of an afternoon with loved ones. He cherished every moment with his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his companion, Jeanne Seybert, Punxsutawney, a son and two daughters, Retta J. Cebulskie and husband William, Reynoldsville, Merle F. Wazelle, Brookville, and Deborah Wazelle, Brookville; 13 grandchildren: Heath Hindman, Sarah Grape, Kelsey Hindman, Clay Hindman, Madelyn Hindman, Samuel Hindman, Jason Jeffries, John Jeffries, Jesse Jeffires, Kira Demers, Jade Davis, Derreck Davis and Jolee Davis; four great grandchildren: Kayden Jeffries, Leah Jeffries, Griffin Jeffries, Atlas Jeffries; two sisters:
Christina Mullins, Knox Dale, Louise Ann Craft and husband Yogi, Punxsutawney.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Armond Charles "Froggy" Wazelle.
Friends will be received on Thursday Jan 2, 2019 from 2-until the time of service at 4:00 PM with Rev. Guy Felmlee officiating at the McCabe Funeral Home, Punxsutawney.
Burial will be private.
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