Marjorie Ruth Wendt, 90
July 10, 1927 — July 11, 2017
Marjorie “Marge” Ruth Wendt (nee Braker), 90, passed away peacefully Tuesday July 11, 2017, at The Kathy Hospice in West Bend. She was born July 10, 1927, to Arnold and Elsie (nee Feldhusen) Braker. Marjorie graduated from the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing and Marquette University with a Bachelor of Science in nursing. She served in the Army Nurse Corps — reported to active duty at 4th Army Headquarters, Brooke Army Hospital in San Antonio and base hospital in Frankfurt, Germany, for two years. Marjorie later worked in the Public Health Department for Washington County. She married her love, Donald Wendt, on Jan. 16, 1954. She enjoyed quilting, gardening — she was known for her beautiful flower garden — and teaching Bible Study at Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church. Marjorie was active in Promise of Washington County, supporter of Philip Timothy Stains Memorial Children’s Home in Madurai, India, and a volunteer at the West Bend local food pantry.
Marjorie is survived by her two granddaughters, Melissa (Ryan) Joyce and Erin Wendt; great-granddaughters, Kennedy and Kayla Joyce; brother, John “Jack” (Mary) Braker; and in-laws, Janice Braker, Pat Braker and Robert Zuhlke. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Marjorie is preceded in death by her loving husband, Donald; beloved son, Donald Jr.; her parents; and siblings, Willard, Herbert (Marcella), Arnold, Robert (Eileen), Mary (Donald) Adamczak and Betty Zuhlke.
A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 15, at Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church (323 S. Fifth Ave., West Bend, WI 53095) with the Rev. Clarissa Martinelli presiding.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the Philip Timothy Stains Memorial Children’s Home in Madurai, India (checks payable to: Fifth Avenue Methodist Church, 323 S. Fifth Ave. West Bend, WI 53095).
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.