WATERTOWN and ASHIPPUN

Edwin ‘Eddie’ Wendorf

June 28, 1918 - Feb. 25, 2009

Edwin "Eddie" Wendorf of Watertown and Ashippun passed away Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009.

Edwin was born June 28, 1918, in Ashippun, son of Charles and Agnes (nee Schlage) Wendorf. On April 18, 1948, he married Elnor Schellin at Dr. Martin Luther Church, Oconomowoc. They farmed in the Ashippun area for years before moving to Oconomowoc in 1990. Edwin was a lifetime member of Zion Lutheran Church, Ashippun, where he had served on the church council for a number of years. He was a member of the Ashippun Fire Department for more than 60 years and was named Firefighter of the Year in 1995. He was a former member of the Ashippun Sportsman Club. Edwin played baseball in the Land ‘o Lakes Rock River League and was a member of the Rock River League Oldtimers. He was elected to the Rock River League Hall of Fame in 1986. He was a member of the Ashippun Forever Young Club, and he also enjoyed playing sheepshead. Edwin will be deeply missed.

Edwin is survived by his children, Bonnie (Mark) Siegel of Waukesha and Neal (Carrie) Wendorf of Neosho; brothers, Elmo (Mabel) Wendorf and Walter (Nancy) Wendorf; sister, Esther Uttech; grandchildren, Adam and Lauren Siegel and Katherine Wendorf; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends, brothers- and sisters-in-law.

Edwin was preceded in death by his wife, Elnor Wendorf (nee Schellin); brothers, John, Herbert and Charles Wendorf; and sisters, Lenora Lindemann and Erna Adsit.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 at Zion Lutheran Church of Ashippun. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. and go until the time of the service. Interment will follow the service at Ashippun Lutheran Cemetery.

Pagenkopf Funeral Home, 1165 Summit Ave., Highway 67, Oconomowoc, is serving the family. For more information, please call 567-4457 or visit www.pagenkopf.com.