Phyllis Wenzel, 74, of Sauk-ville, passed away Monday evening, Jan. 16, 2006, at Heritage Nursing Home in Port Washington.
She was born on Nov. 11, 1931 in Hudson, daughter of John and Myrtice (nee Harlander) Sawyer, and was united in marriage with Calvin "Cal" Wenzel on Sept. 5, 1953 in Milwaukee.
Phyllis worked as a clerk for Wacker Corp. in Milwaukee, retiring after 20 years.
She was a member of Grand Ave. United Methodist Church in Port Washington.
Phyllis was an avid reader and cherished her time spent with a cup of coffee and a book in the morning.
She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and her husband and their vacations in Door County and the state of Washington.
Survivors include her husband, Cal, of Saukville; their seven children, Guy (Christine) Wenzel of West Bend, Mark (Kathy) Wenzel of Port Washington, Cindy (Bill) Large of Belgium, Vicki (Christopher) Wenzel-Lesar of Cedarburg, Kari (Glen) Beder of Newburg, Becky (Greg) Werner of West Bend and Gale (Joe) Sigler of Fredonia.
She is also survived by her 15 cherished grandchildren, Guy II (Vanessa) Wenzel of West Allis, Seth Wenzel of West Bend, Jenny Ballbach of Port Washington, Melinda (Phil Sprader) Large of Belgium, Jackie (Trevor Lukens) Large of Cedar Grove, Alex Large of Belgium, Brandon, Carly and Dylan Lesar , all of Cedarburg, CJ and Jacob Werner, both of West Bend and Jori, Cody, Bobbie Jo and Ryder Sigler , all of Fredonia, and three great-grandchildren, Zackary, Nicolas and Guy III Wenzel, all of West Allis.
Further surviving are a brother, Charles (Joan) Sawyer of Sequim, Wash., a sister, Nancy Berens of Madison; an aunt, Helen "Hela" Dent of Gardiner, Wash.; an uncle, John Harlander of Sacramento, Calif.; nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends.
A private family service will be held.
Memorials in Phyllis’ name can be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 650309 Dallas, Texas 75265-0309.
The Eernisse Funeral Home, Port Washington, is assisting the family.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Lorraine Gauthier and the staff at Heritage Nursing Home for the wonderful care they gave Phyllis.