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Benton Kenneth Wetzel, 77 of Boise, ID passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 17, 2016 with his loving wife, son, daughter and family by his side. Ben was born on August 22, 1939 in Boise, ID where he lived with his parents Kenneth (Bud) and Wilma Wetzel. Ben graduated from Boise High School in 1958. He married his wife and high school sweetheart, Sandra Priddy on March 1, 1959. They were married 57 years.

At a young age Ben began working at his father's business (Idaho Leather Company), which he purchased from his father in 1969. Ben and Sandra ran the business up until his passing.

Ben was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved spending time with his family, golfing, and shooting archery.

Ben is survived by his wife, Sandra; son, Andrew (wife Kelli) Wetzel of Meridian; daughter, Deborah (husband Darren) McCain of Boise; four grandchildren, Nathan and Natalie Wetzel, and Kayla and Kenton McCain; brothers Karl Willig and George Wetzel; sister, Marlene Gorsuch; and several nieces and nephews. Ben was preceded in death by his parents, and brother.

Services will be held at Summit Church on 10375 W. Overland Road in Boise on Wednesday December 28, 2016 at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers please donate online or by check to Cole Valley Christian Schools general fund.