Washington Evening Journal
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COLTEN LEVI WESSLEY
Colten Levi Wessley, 25, died early Monday morning, Sept. 6, 2021, due to fatal injuries from being hit by a car. To celebrate and honor Colton's life, the family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, at Marr Park Lodge. A general memorial has been established. Jones & Eden Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent for Colton's family through the web at www.jonesfh.com.
Colton Wessley was born April 10, 1996, to Krista Kay Crossett of Wayland, Iowa, and Ryan Stratton of Kalona, Iowa. In 1999, Colton was adopted by Roy and Sandra Wessley of Columbus Junction, Iowa, where Colton grew up and attended school. Colton graduated in 2014 from school in Eldora and later went to community college in Muscatine for mechanics.
Colton was a fearless, outgoing guy who cherished his friends and family very much. He worked at Hacienda Mexican Restaurant in Columbus Junction before moving to Wayland with his mom. He later got a job at EPC in Kalona, Iowa. He loved that job mainly because he worked with his grandpa. Colton enjoyed fishing, camping, four wheeling, mechanics and hunting.
Colton is survived by his mom, Krista Crossett of Wayland, Iowa; dad, Ryan Stratton of Kalona, Iowa; five sisters and one brother, Briana Wessley of Cedar Falls, Iowa, ShiAnne Bright of Fredonia, Iowa, Anique Steege of Wayland, Iowa, Heaven Steege of Wayland, Iowa, Melanie (John) Poehler of Columbus Junction, Iowa, and Justin (Jennifer) Wessley of Columbus Junction, Iowa; grandmother, Judie Crossett of Ainsworth, Iowa; and grandmother, Mary Hershberger of Wellman, Iowa. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles.
Colton was preceded in death by his grandfather, Kevin Wayne Crossett.