OBITUARY: WELLSVILLE: U.S. Veteran Wes DeTienne (Nov. 21, 1955 to Apr. 11, 2012) - Was once mayor of Wellsville
April 16, 2012 - 5:57am — J. Noedel-Publisher
U.S. Veteran Wesley Arthur “Wes” DeTienne, 56, of rural Fulton, formerly of Wellsville, passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at his home.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M., with a Masonic Service at 7:30 P.M., Friday, April 20th at the Myers Funeral Home in Wellsville.
Graveside services will be at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, April 21st at the Wellsville Cemetery. Rev. Greg Oligschlaeger will officiate. Full Military Honors will be provided by the Wellsville VFW Post 3056 and Missouri Military Funeral Honors Detail Team.
Mr. DeTienne was born November 21, 1955, in Hannibal, Missouri, a son of Wesley Sheridan DeTienne Jr. and Joan Irene Daugherty DeTienne.
He was a 1973 graduate of Wellsville High School. Wes also graduated from the Missouri Welding Institute in Nevada.
Before he went into the military, Wes road the range as a cowboy in South Dakota.
Wes served his country in the United States Marine Corps entering on January 22, 1975 and being honorably discharged on November 15, 1979. He served 2-1/2 years as a Marine Embassy Guard with assignments in Warsaw, Poland and Helsinki, Finland. He also served 6 weeks in Washington, D.C., where he was assigned many dignitaries. Wes was the recipient of the Good Conduct Medal, Rifle Sharpshooter Badge M-16 and Pistol Sharpshooter Badge .38 Cal.
On October 29, 1979, at The Rock Church, in Helsinki, Finland, he married Anna Kaisa Vanne. They were the parents of a son, Marcus. He then married Sue Hawkins, on April 1, 1989, at the Grace Lutheran Church, in Wellsville. They were the parents of a daughter, Fancy.
Wes had lived at his home in Fulton for 2-1/2 years. Prior to that, he lived in Wellsville, Farber and Las Vegas.
He was last employed as a Forensic Rehabilitation Specialist at Biggs Forensic Center at Fulton State Hospital. Wes had also been a Correctional Officer from 2003-2008. He was a former truck driver for Oliver Trucking. For over 12 years, he owned Family Traditions Furniture Store and at the same time, he drove a truck for Family Traditions delivering furniture to numerous other stores in five additional states.
Wes had served two terms as the Mayor of Wellsville from 1995-1999, was a member of the Montgomery Masonic Lodge #246 and had been a sergeant for the Honor Guard for the Department of Corrections.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, wood working, cooking, motorcycle riding and dancing. Wes loved gardening and working outside. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family. He was very excited and looking forward to the arrival on his granddaughter in a few weeks.
Wes is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Marcus Arthur and Saara DeTienne, of Helsinki, Finland; daughter Fancy Renae DeTienne, of Fulton; mother Joan Irene DeTienne, of Wellsville; father Wesley Sheridan “Pete” DeTienne, of Martinsburg; brothers and sisters-in-law, Randall Albert “Randy” and Melinda DeTienne, of Mexico and Richard Lee “Pud” and Christine DeTienne, of Wellsville; sisters, Sharon Faye Welschmeyer and husband David, of Martinsburg and Lori Elizabeth DeTienne, of Mesa Vista, Arizona; grandchildren Jennifer Shramek and husband Adam, of Fulton, Nathan Rutherford and Justin Rutherford, both of Auxvasse and Ashley Hawkins, of Hermann; in addition to nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his sister Joann Marie DeTienne, nephew Garrett Matthew Welschmeyer and his grandparents.
Memorials are suggested to Central Missouri Honor Flight c/o Myers Funeral Home, 203 East Bates Street, Wellsville, MO 63384.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.myersfuneralhome.biz.
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