Phyllis A. Wenzel

A private family service will be held for Phyllis A. Wenzel of Main Street in Saukville, who passed away Monday evening, Jan. 16, 2006 at the Heritage Nursing Home in Port Washington, at the age of 74. Eernisse Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Phyllis was born on Nov. 11, 1931 in Hudson, daughter of John and Myrtice Harlander Sawyer. She was united in marriage to Calvin "Cal" Wenzel on Sept. 5, 1953 in Milwaukee.

Phyllis worked as a clerk for Wacker Corporation in Milwaukee, from which she retired after 20 years. She was also 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 on their vacations in Door County and in the state of Washington.

Phyllis is survived by her husband Cal of Saukville; 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; 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); great-grandchildren Zackary, Nicolas and Guy III Wenzel (all of West Allis); brother Charles (Joan) Sawyer of Sequim, Wash.; sister Nancy Berens of Madison; aunt Helen "Hela" Dent of Gardiner, Wash.; and uncle John Harlander of Sacramento, Calif. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Lorraine Gauthier and the staff at Heritage Nursing Home in Port Washington for the wonderful care they gave to Phyllis.

Memorials in Phyllis’ name can be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309. For online memorials, visit