Verlin M. Wandrey
Jan. 1, 1932 -- Feb. 3, 2015


Verlin M. WandreyThe Rev. Verlin M. Wandrey of Hartford entered into eternal life on Tuesday Feb. 3, 2015, at the age of 83. He was born on Jan. 1, 1932, in Beaver Dam, to the Rev. Rueben and Pearl (nee Schneider) Wandrey. Verlin was united in marriage to Germaine Ott on June 18, 1954, in Forest Junction. He graduated from Markesan High School and North Central College and Evangelical Theological Seminary in Naperville, Illinois.

He is survived by his beloved wife Germaine; two daughters, Denise (Doug) Schlotthauer and Shari (Tim) Purman; cherished grandchildren, Nate (Amy), Nick, and David (fiancee Katie Roth) Schlotthauer, and Caitlin and Ben Purman; great-grandchildren, Maggie and Will Schlotthauer; Swedish son Bo Westman and family; and sister Shirley Bradow. Verlin is further survived by many dear nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother-inlaw Vern Bradow.

Verlin lived his life through his faith in God and made an impact on many lives. He loved spending time with his family and friends at the lake home and enjoyed all sports especially golf. He was an enthusiastic fan at all his grandchildren's activities, never missing an opportunity to encourage them and cheer them on. Verlin faithfully served United Methodist churches in Gillett, Port Washington, Oak Creek, Milwaukee and Hartford. After his retirement, he served as pastor of visitation in West Bend.

Verlin was an active member of the Hartford Rotary Club and was a Paul Harris Fellow. He served on numerous committees for the Wisconsin United Methodist Conference.

Funeral services for Verlin will be held on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at 4 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 738 W. Monroe Ave., Hartford, with the Rev. Paul Johnsen officiating. Family will greet relatives and friends on Sunday at the church from 1-4 p.m. Interment in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Hartford.

Memorial contributions to the First United Methodist Church Endowment Fund are appreciated.

Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family: 262-673-9500 and www.shimonfuneralhome.com.