Mae I. Wenger (nee Jochem)

Mae I. Wenger (nee Jochem), 84, left this earth on Monday, Dec. 21, 2009, to begin her journey to the home of the Lord.

Mae was born May 22, 1925, in Hartford to John and Rose (nee Feutz) Jochem. She was united in marriage to William “Bill” Wenger, Jr. on Oct. 15, 1955, at St. John United Church of Christ in Hartford.

Mae and Bill owned and operated the Hulisburg Cheese Factory and store, and were known for the trademark Golden-Bar Brick cheese. Bill preceded her in death in 1991, at which time she made her home in Hartford, which she considered to be her home town.

When she was able, she loved to travel and entertain. Mae was a great cook and baker. She had a great personality and a love for life and people.

Mae was a loving mother to Terry “Pepper” Wenger of Hartford and Heidi (Steve) Scharrer of Allenton. She cherished her grandchildren, Melissa and Cody Scharrer. Mae is also survived by her sister-in-law, Gertrude “Toots” Cundy; and her brother-in-law, Fred (Mildred) Wenger. She is further survived by nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Mae was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; and her grandson, Timothy Scharrer; her brother-in-law, Calvin Cundy; and her sister-in-law, Martha (Arnold) Lisko.

Funeral Services for Mae will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at 1 p.m. at the Shimon Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Adcock officiating. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Interment at Pleasant Hill Cemetery

Special thanks to Dr. Weber and Aurora Health Care and especially to all the relatives and friends who helped her over the years.

Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family.