March 1, 2017
Dear Marietta College Family:

The parents of Joel Wunnenberg have shared with us their plans for services to honor Joel's life and memory.  The family will receive visitors on Monday, March 13th, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and again from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Charles B. Jarvie Funeral Home in Springdale, Pennsylvania. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 14th at 11:00 a.m. at Springdale United Methodist Church.

Joel's parents have asked that we share with all of you the cause of Joel's death, which resulted from blood clots in his left leg that traveled to both lungs.  Receiving this explanation has helped them find a small measure of peace as they mourn the tragic loss of their son's life, and it is their hope that sharing this information with the Marietta College community will do the same for us.

An online obituary for Joel has not yet been posted, but will be available soon at

Once Joel's obituary is available online, his family has requested that you share with them your memories and stories of Joel, especially ones that will make them laugh and smile, both now and in the future. They have also asked that we share their invitation to all members of the Marietta College community who are able to join them in Springdale as they honor Joel's life.

Bill Ruud