Bruno Wendl

Nov. 4, 1934 Aug. 12, 2010

Bruno Wendl of the town of Delafield passed away in the early morning hours of Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010, following a brief illness. He was surrounded by family.

Bruno was born in Teslic, Yugoslavia, on Nov. 4, 1934, a son of Rudolf and Rosalia Amalia (Duller) Wendl. He immigrated to the United States in 1956 and was employed as a manufacturer of high speed steel and carbide tools. Bruno started out at Severance Tool Co. in Saginaw, Mich., and it was in the Saginaw area that he met and married Naomi Mae (Hunt). After relocating to the Waukesha area, Bruno later worked for Eversharp Tool in Wales, and then became a partner in Carbide Grinding Co., from which he retired. Bruno was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hartland. He was an avid fisherman, a soccer enthusiast and enjoyed coin and stamp collecting; however his greatest joy was his family. He will be deeply missed.

Bruno is survived by his beloved wife of almost 49 years, Naomi; his daughters, Monica (Gregg) Umbs of Waukesha and Melody (James) Pratt of Fort Hood, Texas; and his mother, Rosalia Wendl of Vienna, Austria. He will also be remembered by his grandchildren, Nikki, Courtney, Lucas, Samantha, Victoria and Jacob. Bruno also leaves his brothers, Alois (Annie) Wendl and Hans (Maria) Wendl, all of Vienna; his sisters, Kathe Wendl and Resi (Pepi) Sigl of Vienna, and Monica (Rudi) Glowacki of Baden, Austria; as well as many other loving extended family members.

Bruno was preceded in death by his father, Rudolf; and a sister, Marichen Wendl.

Visitation for Bruno will be held from 3 p.m. until the 6 p.m. funeral service Monday, Aug. 16, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, with the Rev. Lawrence Strong officiating. Interment will be at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 17, in Arlington Park Cemetery, 4141 S. 27th St., Greenfield. Please meet at the cemetery entrance.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Rolland Nelson Crossroads Hospice, 1029 James Drive, Suite E, Hartland, WI 53029.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit