Mr. Oskar Wetternek, age 67, entered into rest on Friday, June 4, 2021 at his home with his family by his side. The family invites you to an informal drop-in on Friday, June 11, 2021 between the hours of 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at The Bistro on 2nd, 168 2nd Street, Cheraw, SC as they celebrate Mr. Wetternek’s life in true “Oskar Style.”
Mr. Wetternek was born March 5, 1954 in Steierdorf – Anina, Romania a son of the late Karl and Maria Troger Wetternek. Oskar moved to Herzogenaurach, Germany in 1972 and lived there until 1978, when he came to Cheraw, SC to work with INA Bearing. Oskar later retired with over 30 years of service. He had a passion for cooking and entertaining that led to him opening Oskar’s Restaurant & Bar in 2001. A man with a heart to always help others, Mr. Wetternek was very instrumental in bringing organized soccer to Cheraw, SC. In recognition of his years of dedication to the area youth in organizing and coaching soccer, he was awarded the Jimmy Duffy Volunteer of the Year award in 2013. He also had a love for music and enjoyed playing the drums with friends. Oskar was a true people person who loved his family deeply and was a friend to all.
Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Becky A. Wetternek of the home; children, Markus (Alina) Wetternek of Nonnenweier, Germany, Nadia Harris of Cheraw, SC, Nicole (Steve) Ferroni of Charleston, SC, Maggie (Josh) Lloyd of Cheraw, SC, Victoria (Slade) Avent of Bennettsville, SC, Elizabeth Wetternek, and Sofie Wetternek both of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Mia, Raul, Maylen, Campbell, Nixon, Warren, Elliot, Boone, Bentley, and one soon to be arriving.
Oskar was the only child in his family, but was blessed with numerous cousins (who were close to him as siblings) that live in Germany; and his son of the heart, Lawrence Costea of Fort Mill, SC.
The family would like to acknowledge the extraordinary care provided to Mr. Wetternek and the family by the wonderful staff of McLeod Hospice.
Memorials may be made to McLeod Hospice, P.O. Box 100551, Florence,South Carolina 29501 or to Cheraw High School Soccer, 649 Chesterfield Highway, Cheraw, SC 29520.
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) of Chesterfield, SC is serving the Wetternek family.