Wendy S. Bartelt

Wendy S. Bartelt, nee Cole, 47, of West Bend, entered into eternal peace on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006.

Wendy was born on Feb. 27, 1959, the daughter of Roy E. and Diane A. (nee Ballman) Cole in Milwaukee.

Wendy has lived a full and complete life.

The final piece of all she has accomplished came into place two years ago. It was when she heard the Gospel of Godís grace. Wendy and David accepted the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross as payment for their own personal sins.

This was a life-changing moment from which she never looked back, and it is the strength she drew from to get her through the past couple of years.

She made the ultimate commitment of faith and was baptized this last summer.

Wendy was and is an inspiration to us all. Thank you for all the prayers and those who were the hands and feet of Christ to help our family through these difficult times.

She is survived by her husband, David; her dear children, Gage and Nathan Bartelt; her mother, Diane A. Michal (special friend, Gene Woodruff); her step-daughter, Nika (Joe) Michalet; two step-grandsons, Christopher and Nolan Michalet; her sister, Jodi (Ron) Clesen of West Bend; her cousin, Janet (Jim) Jonietz; four step-siblings, Scott (Hope) Cole, Lisa (Tim) Sutton, Michelle "Mickey" (Art) Amos, and Kim-berly Hagelbarger; and her grandmothers, Anne Ballman and Margie Cole.

She is further survived by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other special relatives and many dear friends.

Wendy was preceded in death by her dad, Joe Michal; and her grandfathers, Ted Ballman and William Cole.

A memorial service to honor Wendy will be held on Monday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. at First Alliance Church, W156 N10041 Pilgrim Road, Germantown, with Pastor Jason Espisito officiating.

A gathering of family and friends will take place from 4 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 7 p.m. at First Alliance Church on Monday, Dec. 11.

Cremation will take place at Paradise Cremation Services of West Bend.

Memorials are appreciated in lieu of flowers to the family at this time.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family