Bernard Joseph Wendt, 82
Nov. 20, 1933 — Dec. 21, 2015
Deacon Bernard “Bernie” Joseph Wendt, age 82, passed away on Monday, Dec. 21, 2015. He was born on Nov. 20, 1933, in Milwaukee to Oliver and Irene (nee Meline) Wendt and graduated from Medford High School, Class of 1952. He married Reneé Weniger on June 9, 1956 at St. Catherine Church in Milwaukee. Bernie served in the U.S. Army and then worked for the Wisconsin Telephone Company for 34 years. He became an ordained deacon in 1994 and served at St. Peter Parish in Slinger, retiring in 2007.
He enjoyed golf, bowling, camping, traveling and watching Packer games. Bernie was a past member of school boards for both St. Rita in Racine and St. Peter Parish in Slinger.
He is survived by his loving wife, Renee; children Patrick (Sue), Mike (Becky), Christine (the late Greg) Griswold and Cindy (Ed) Mangold; grandchildren Steve, Ben, Sara, Melissa, Julie, Joe, Kaelan, Sean, Samantha and Gavin; great-granddaughter McKenna; sisters Bernadine (Ed) Szopinski and Kathryn (Bill) DeBus; brothers-inlaw Tom (Bonnie) Weniger and Joe (Mary) Weniger. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Bernie is preceded in death by his parents and brothers Raymond and Oliver (Carol) Wendt.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, Dec. 28, 2015, at 4 p.m. at St. Peter Parish (200 E. Washington St., Slinger) with Fr. Richard Stoffel presiding. The Visitation will be held at the church on Monday, Dec. 28, from 1-3:45 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to St. Peter Building Fund (208 E. Washington St., Slinger, WI 53086), Slinger Food Pantry (321 E. Washington St., Slinger, WI 53086) or Alzheimer’s Association (620 S. 76th St., Suite 160, Milwaukee, WI 53214) would be appreciated.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the caregivers at Serenity Villa and the Horizon Hospice nurses for all of their tender and loving care.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. 262-33802050 www.phillipfuneralhome.com.