Robert E. Wendland, 82

Robert E. Wendland, 82, of Mequon, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 29, surrounded by his family.

He is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Ruth Ann Wendland (nee Jones); his children, Laura (Scott) Humber, Ellen (Tom) McKay, Robert

(Pam) Wendland, David Wendland, Amy (Tim) Schmidt; as well as grandchildren, Benjamin, Jameson, Griffin, Adam (Kelly), Mark, Joshua, Alexander, Elinor, Harrison, Julia, Hannah, Noah, Caleb; and great-grandchildren, Grace and Audrey. He is further survived by his brother, Edward Wendland.

Bobís family was the centerpiece of his rich and beautiful life. His professional career of over 40 years in the wholesale drug industry culminated with his retirement as CEO of the F. Dohmen Co. His passion for music was a gift he passed to each of his children and his wit, creativity and optimistic nature will be forever missed. He is now playing his trumpet somewhere over the rainbow.

Memorial services were conducted on Monday, Sept. 3, at Crossroads Presbyterian Church in Mequon.

In lieu of flowers, Bob wishes donations be directed to either the Wisconsin Institute for Neurologic and Sleep Disorders c/o the Regional Parkinson Center, 945 N. 12th Street, #4602; Milwaukee WI 53233, or the Memory Garden Columbarium at Crossroads Presbyterian Church, 6031 West Chapel Hill Road; Mequon WI 53097.

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Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home in Mequon assisted the family.