July 12, 2017

Eileen E. Wetterau, age 85, of Ephratah, passed away on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at her residence, with her loving family by her side.

She was born in the Town of Johnstown on Jan. 22, 1932, a daughter of the late Harry J. and Mildred Hammons Pitts.

Eileen worked for many years at her family’s business Duesler’s Garage. She also delivered the Recorder News. Mrs. Wetterau was last employed as a secretary at Buhrmaster Energy in Amsterdam. Eileen was a Cub Scout leader and also a member of the Cranesville Fire Auxiliary, Ephratah Fire Auxiliary and a Daughter of the American Revolution.

She is survived by seven sons, Ivan Duesler (Susan), Stephen Duesler, Edward S. Duesler, Clifford J. Duesler (Denise) and Shawn V. Duesler (Sunny), all of Ephratah, Michael Wetterau of South Carolina and Mark Wetterau of Tennessee; one sister, Beverlie Cole (Alan) of Johnstown; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Eileen was predeceased by her husband, Sam G. Wetterau, whom she married on March 3, 1979, and he passed away on Oct. 10, 2011; daughter-in-law Janet Duesler, grandson Lonnie Duesler; and her sister June Minnier.

Visitation for family and friends will be on Saturday, July 15, 2017, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 16, 2017, at the A.G. Cole Funeral Home, Inc., 215 E. Main St., Johnstown.

Interment will be in Ephratah Rural Cemetery, Ephratah immediately following the funeral service.

Contributions in Eileen’s memory may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice, 108 Steele Ave., Gloversville, New York 12078.

Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website at www.agcolefuneralhome.com.