Delores Lorraine Wenninger

Delores Lorraine Wenninger, nee Peters, 76, entered into heaven’s eternal gates on Friday, Dec. 21, 2007 at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee.

Delores was born into the loving arms of Frank and Clara (nee Ackermann) Peters on Oct. 13, 1931 in the town of Polk, and married the love of her life, Peter Wennigner on May 15, 1954. Together they raised six loving children.

Delores worked at Amity Leather for 10 years.

Her favorite pastimes included cooking, baking, sewing, watching her shows, Wheel of Fortune, General Hospital and, of course, the Green Bay Packers.

She also enjoyed spending her time in the garden, as well as watching the abundant wildlife outside her front window.

Delores also spent plenty of time spoiling all of her grandchildren and great-grandchild.

She will be missed by her adoring children, Daniel Wenninger of Littleton, Colo., Thomas (Michelle) Wenninger of Beaver Dam, Karen (Terry) Wentz of West Bend, Dennis Wenninger of West Bend and Gail (John) Steffen of Osceola; her 10 grandchildren, Cody, Nicole (fiance Joe), Kristina, Kayla, Ashley, Rachel, LaSarah, Maria, Peter and Elizabeth; and her great-grandson, Lucas.

Delores will also be missed by a sister, Sally Zingsheim and a brother, Walter Peters.

She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, a special neighbor, Maggie, other relatives and friends.

Preceding her in death were her loving husband and best friend of 53 years, Peter Wenninger earlier this year; her son, Bernard; and seven brothers and sisters, Alphonse, Mar-vin, Evelyn, Sylvester, Norbert, Jerome and Hillard.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 26, at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 138 N. Eighth Ave, West Bend, at 11 a.m. with Father Rick Wendell officiating.

Friends and family may visit from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. on Wednesday.

A committal service for burial will follow at Holy Angels Cemetery.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family

The Wenninger family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Gajic and his staff, the doctors, nurses and staff at Synergy Health St. Joseph’s Hospital, as well as all the staff at the Samaritan Health Center.

Delores and Peter never missed a Christmas together in the 53 loving years of marriage, and they never will.