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Joseph Edward Wettstein M.S. ’71 was born and raised in San Francisco to Joe and Agnes Wettstein. He joined the Navy after high school, becoming an ensign. He achieved electrical engineering degrees at both University of Wisconsin and SCU. He went to work for Underwriters Laboratories in the Bay Area, which is where he met his wife and best friend for life. They moved to Monte Sereno, where they built a home and raised a family. Joe loved his family and was a great provider, loyal husband, and devoted father. After UL, Joe was employed at Lockheed in Sunnyvale in the missiles and space division for the next 28 years, retiring in 1987. He worked in the Black Hole program, where he designed materials used in the Tomahawk Missile and Stealth Fighter, which were used in the Persian Gulf War and thereafter. Our country’s defense industry could not have asked for a more intelligent, loyal, and devoted engineer. His favorite interests were backpacking, woodworking, travel, and geology. He had a great understanding of how the Earth was formed and created. He died on Dec. 6, 2018, and was preceded in death by his wife, Angelica, of 54 years, who passed away in 2005. He is survived by his son, Joseph, grandchildren Triston and Anna, son Warren, and daughter in-law Debby.

31 Jan 2019